Atrangi Re the Aanand L. Rai directorial starring Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar is set to continue its second schedule of films shoots from October in Madurai. This after it had started shooting earlier this year, but soon after the nationwide lockdown in India, halted the film shoot in Varanasi. This will be Aanand’s first movie with Akshay Kumar. In Akshay’s own words, ‘Atrangi Re’ is “a special role that my heart just couldn’t say no to.”
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a still from the upcoming movie on Twitter commenting, “UPDATE… #AkshayKumar, #Dhanush and #SaraAliKhan… #AanandLRai to commence second shooting schedule of #AtrangiRe from Oct 2020 in #Madurai… Music by #ARRahman… Here’s a glimpse from the film…” The still shows Sara in a suit and nosering and Dhanush in a striped shirt in the middle of a market. A portion of the film was shot in Varanasi in March before the lockdown and the still seems to be from the same schedule.
The film shoot schedule is expected to last for three months and will be shot in three different locations including Madurai in October, followed by Delhi and Mumbai. The Delhi and Mumbai schedule with Akshay Kumar will be extensive and go on for more than a month.
Aanand L Rai added in a statement, “During this lockdown, I have taken out a lot of time to prep up for the upcoming schedules of Atrangi Re. I am really excited to start the next schedule which is planned in Madurai from October, and then with Akshay for a month in Delhi and Mumbai, with all the safety precautions, of course.”
Sara had earlier shared a throwback picture from the set of the film while missing work during lockdown. Sharing a collage of her pics holding the clapperboard of her films, she wrote, “Missing being a #working #woman on a #working #wednesday But for now- I’m a cook, cleaner, binge tv watcher, nerdy reader, annoying sister, needy daughter, responsible citizen and hopeful human #stayhome #staysafe #staypositive.”
Directed by Aanand L Rai, Atrangi Re will be presented by T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films. The film’s music score is to be composed by AR Rahman with the film expected to release next year in or around Valentine’s Day.
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