Director Abhishek Varman’s ambitious project Kalank, starring Alia Bhattand Varun Dhawan has landed in a soup. The film’s third schedule has come to a sudden halt after a portion of its set gave away due to heavy rainfalls in Mumbai.
The set erected in Mumbai’s Chitrakoot Grounds suffered damage and eventually collapsed on July 25. This forced the team to stop shooting.
Even though certain portions of the schedule were completed before the accident took place, a source close to the film told Filmfare that the shooting won’t start before 15 days.
“The team was to shoot a 20-day schedule starting July 31. Now, the shoot is postponed for at least two weeks as dates for all the cast members who have scenes together had to be reworked. The makers have decided to wait for the rains to let up before resuming shoot,” said the source.
Kalank, which is a collaboration among three big production houses – Dharma Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson and Fox Star Studios, has been marred by injuries since the beginning.
Both Alia and Varun were injured during the first schedule of the film, while in the second schedule, Aditya Roy Kapur sustained injuries while shooting for an action scene.
Kalank is a big-budget period film and boasts of expensive sets.
In fact, the first set of the film itself cost Rs 15 crore.
Set in the 1940s, the film is set against the backdrop of the partition of India, and was reportedly conceived by Karan Johar’s father Yash Johar 15 years ago.