As India was majorly affected with the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the government had once imposed a lockdown to curtail the spread of novel Coronavirus. Now that lockdown rules have eased in certain parts of India, production houses will be resuming the shoot of their next projects. The films include Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon starrer Bhediya and Amitabh Bachchan’s Good Bye. Alia Bhatt will be resuming the shoot from June 15; yesterday the actress was spotted at film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office to discuss the same.
As per a source of IndianExpress, “Alia was shooting for the film before SLB tested positive for Covid-19. Once he recovered, Alia caught the virus. She was to resume shooting after she recovered. However, as the second wave of the pandemic began, there was a fresh lockdown announced in mid-April and Gangubai Kathiawadi shoot had to be halted.” The source added of the actress planning to resume shooting from next week. “Alia and SLB have had a meeting and have discussed the way ahead, and mostly the shooting will resume Monday-Tuesday, next week,” informs the source.
This SLB’s ventures’ release is speculated to be pushed ahead. While the makers had announced to release the movie in July 2021, keeping in mind the delay in the shooting schedule, makers are mostly likely to alter its release date.
Next up is Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon’s Bhediya, the film team confirmed of resuming the shoot on Thursday. Varun will begin filming for the remaining portions of the movie from June 26 in Arunachal Pradesh. The actor was shooting in Arunachal Pradesh till mid-April, till the lockdown was announced, followed by the team returning to Mumbai. Speaking about his shooting experience in Arunachal Pradesh for Amar Kaushik helmed movie, he said, “Shooting a movie during the pandemic has been extremely challenging but working under the leadership of Amar Kaushik has been one of the most exhilarating and satisfying experiences for me. Amar bhai chalo khelte hain. Was extremely lucky to shoot in a Covid-free town like Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh.” Bhediya is set to release on April 14 in 2022. ALSO READ: Kriti Sanon Shares BTS Image From Bhediya; Poses With The Little Girl Whom Varun Dhawan Skipped Feeding The Cake In Viral Video
In addition to them megastar Amitabh Bachchan too confirmed in his blog of resuming the shoot of Good Bye. In his blog he wrote, “My own entire shooting unit, that shall be starting work on my film GoodBye in a few, have all been vaccinated by the Production, and extreme precautions are in place to maintain precaution .. every set room is sanitised after every short break and they that report for work are tested before they can enter the studio .. and every other day random tests are done ; the infected blocked and sent home or to Hospital, immediately.” Helmed by Vikas Bahl, it stars Rashmika Mandanna.
Though the shooting of the films will be resumed, makers can only shoot till 5 pm restricting them to indoor shoots and also following the bio-bubble protocol. ALSO READ: Rashmika Mandanna On Bagging Film Goodbye With Amitabh Bachchan: 'Never Thought I Will Be Sharing Screen Space With Him'
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