Almost a year of being shrouded in uncertainty, Ajay Devgn's directorial venture, 'Shivaay', will go on floors on November 4. The first schedule kicks off in the hill station of Mussoorie and its neighbouring cantonment town, Landour. The unit will then fly to Hyderabad and finally, to Bulgaria where major portions will be filmed.
Ajay Devgn and Sayesha Saigal
The star will romance newbie Sayesha Saigal, veteran actress Saira Banu's grandniece in 'Shivaay', which was supposed to roll last year in Calgary, Canada during winter months. Following a recce, Devgn and his team had gone there for a schedule, but returned without shooting a single frame.
Buzz was that the actor-filmmaker was not too happy with the weather conditions — the snowfall wasn't enough. In February this year, Devgn opted for Bulgaria as an alternative shoot destination, but those plans too did not materialise then since he got busy with his last release, 'Drishyam'.
The actor's spokesperson says, "'Shivaay' will roll on November 4 in Mussoorie and there is a long shooting schedule planned in various places."
With Devgn almost having wrapped up campaigning for Bharatiya Janata Party for the ongoing Bihar assembly elections, he will now be able to devote time to the film's shoot. The spokesperson adds, "He wanted to finish his other commitments to focus solely on 'Shivaay'."
Ajay Devgn's last directorial was 'U Me Aur Hum' (2008) featuring wife, Kajol alongside him.