Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh are all geared up to resume the shoot of their cross-border love-story from Monday (August 24). The last leg of the film will be shot in Mumbai. Kaashvie Nair’s directorial debut was just 14 days away from completion, when shooting had to be stalled due to the pandemic and the subsequent Lockdown.
Now the makers reveal that the film will be shot in two schedules. The first will be a 10-day shoot, while the next 4-day schedule will only commence post-rains around September-end. The producers have also ensured that all precautionary measures are being taken care of. John Abraham (who’s one of the producers on the film) says, “We have waited to ensure the unit is adequately secured given the situation and we’re looking forward to resuming the shoot.”
Nikkhil Advani (who’s also producing the film) adds, “Kaashvie, John, Bhushanji and my team have worked hard to make sure that all actors are safe and comfortable. We’ve taken them through all the safety protocols certified by the state government through the Film’s Producers Guild. It will be a 10-day shoot with the entire cast. After this, we will be left with a four-day schedule, which will happen after the rains, around September-end. We had initially planned to film from March 21 to the beginning of April, but the lockdown hit that plan for a six.”
Neena Gupta, Divya Seth and Kanwaljit Singh will also be a part of this schedule. Kanwaljit was among the senior actors who’d raised objections against the government’s decision prohibiting actors above the age of 65 from shooting. The resolution was challenged in and quashed by the Bombay High Court. This is among the first films that will be shot with veteran actors.
“It’s encouraging to see actors and the crew all prepped up and keen to get back to work. The safety protocols will be followed strictly on the set, and we are hoping everything goes as planned,” says Bhushan Kumar of T-Series, adding, “Completing the upcoming schedule successfully will give confidence to my other production partners to kick-off pending shoots.”
The yet-untitled film directed by Kaashvie Nair, is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar (T-Series) along with Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani (Emmay Entertainment), and John Abraham (JA Entertainment).