The coronavirus lockdown of 2020 had put a halt to all shooting schedules in the film industry. However, now that things are slowly coming back to normalcy the filmmakers and actors have resumed shoot for their announced projects. Akshay Kumar’s and Kriti Sanon’s and Jacqueline Fernandez’s Bachchan Pandey went on floors today while Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket will start their final leg of shoot next week.
Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline start 'Bachchan Pandey' shoot
Akshay Kumar along with actresses Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez began shooting for their upcoming film Bachchan Pandey in Jaisalmer on today. Shoot will continue till March. The team is expected to shoot at places like the Gadisar Lake and Jaisalkot. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s wife Warda Nadiadwala shared images from the shoot. Signalling the start of the shoot, Kriti also took to her Instagram stories to share a photo of the film’s clapper board.
Bachchan Pandey was initially scheduled for a Christmas 2020 release, however, it had to be postponed due to the lockdown. The action-comedy will see Akshay play the titular role of a gangster, who aspires to be an actor. Kriti, on the other hand, will play a journalist, who wishes to be a director. The film is being directed by Farhad Samji and also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Arshad Warsi.
Taapsee Pannu's Rashmi Rocket's final schedule in Gujarat Next Week
The last two months have been grueling for Taapsee Pannu as she shot for Rashmi Rocket in Pune and Ranchi. The film’s major shooting has been wrapped and the final leg of shoot will take the team to Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. Apparently, the original plan according to director Akarsh Khurana was to kick off the project with a stint in Rann of Kutch in April 2020, but the pandemic played spoilsport.
A tabloid quoted a source that said, “When the unit decided to begin filming in November, heading to Gujarat was out of the question as they had not procured the permission required to shoot in Rann of Kutch. So, Akarsh and the team reworked the schedules, and commenced the shoot in Pune. With the permission having finally come through, the team will head to the location next week for the 14-day schedule.”