BOLLYWOOD: Sanjay Gupta directorial Mumbai Saga, starring John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Jackie Shroff was slated for a June release. With the impact of the coronavirus pandemic driving the world into the lockdown, the shoot was halted midway. Now given the relaxation of restrictions, the film will proceed with shooting next month.
The 12-day film shoot will be completed at Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City after being granted permission from the government of Telangana, reports Mumbai Mirror.
Confirming the news to the publication, director Sanjay Gupta said, “Yes, we are planning to shoot in Ramoji Rao Film City as they have all the facilities and equipment required, including an in-house crew and technical staff, along with hotels for the team from Mumbai. It’s all contained within the studio premises and that cuts down on the risk.”
Producer Bhushan Kumar also highlighted that the health and safety of the cast and crew is of utmost priority. “It’s a very difficult time for the industry, but with the government’s support and approval, we can look at completing our films. I am happy our supportive cast and crew have agreed to shoot next month.”
During the lockdown, work on visual effects and some post-production work had started, but the team would still require about four months from the date of shoot completion, to lock the final print.
Ranbir, Sanjay’s ‘Shamshera’ to Resume Film Shoot
Along with Mumbai Saga, Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor will also be completing its shoot. Four days of patchwork is left on the period drama, which will be completed inside the YRF studio, with a limited crew, reported Mid-Day.
Director Karan Malhotra had started work on the post-production during the lockdown period. As soon as YRF is granted the due permission from Producers’ Guild, shooting will be resume.