The unit of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saif Ali Khan-starrer yesterday moved to Etawah in Uttar Pradesh for their next schedule. After wrapping up a long shooting stint in Lucknow, the director was keen to shoot in Dholpur in Rajasthan -- where he had shot his earlier project Paan Singh Tomar. But the unit instead decided to move elsewhere in UP itself.
Says a source, “Producer Rahul Mittra’s proximity to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as well as Mulayam Singh Yadav helped them get the necessary permissions soon. The Yadavs hail from Etawah. Thanks to their support, they had managed to shoot at various locations of Lucknow as well.”
Mittra confirms, “Etawah was a better option than Dholpur and more importantly we liked the location. So we decided to shoot there instead. Also it is close to Kanpur and Agra and has better connectivity.”
Meanwhile Commando actor Vidyut Jamwal, who replaced Irrfan in the film, too joined the unit in Etawah yesterday. He will be choreographing the action sequences in the film himself.