Lockdown impact: Makers of Paurashpur shifts shooting base from Mumbai to Nashik!

Maithili Shinde
·4-min read

The nationwide lockdown had severely affected operations in the media and entertainment industry considerably. With shooting schedules going haywire due to the sudden lockdown, the production houses had no option but to re-plan and look for other favourable locations to shoot their forthcoming projects – movies or web shows.

Similarly, the makers of Indian OTT’s first epic fictional drama ‘Paurashpur’ had to face a similar challenge. With the easing of lockdown, the magnum opus makers, who had initially planned to shoot a few action sequences of the show in Mumbai, had to change the shooting location considering safety protocols and permission issues.

It’s learned that instead of Mumbai, the crew of Paurashpur headed to a place called Sandhan Valley near Nashik to shoot a few necessary sequences. The show’s director, Shachindra Vats, informs, “The opening sequence of the show that establishes the kingdom of Paurashpur was supposed to be shot in Mumbai. But because of lockdown restrictions, we had to change the location.”

“We were looking for a place which would be naturally beautiful with mountains, trees and especially caves that would give an authentic look and feel as per the show’s narrative. We finally settled for Sandhan Valley, which is beautiful with two hills placed next to each other, making for the perfect setup. We have shot a few action sequences there. Also, it’s unexplored territory, and that’s another benefit for us,” Vats adds.

Predicted to be one of the biggest series brought to the audiences, ALTBalaji & ZEE5’s magnum opus Paurashpur is already being discussed everywhere, making headlines even before release, with its super exciting and intriguing trailer and posters. The period-drama series stars the legendary actor Annu Kapoor, Shilpa Shinde, Milind Soman, Sahil Salathia, Anantvijay Joshi, Shaheer Sheikh, Poulomi Das, Flora Saini, and Aditya Lal among others.

Witness the epic story of an extraordinary kingdom with stories both bold & brutal, as the sexes battle it out amidst royal betrayals, double standards, gender politics & a decision that questions the social fabric of an entire kingdom.

Stay tuned to watch the masterpiece ‘Paurashpur’ on 29th December 2020 only on ALTBalaji & ZEE5!

The nationwide lockdown had severely affected operations in the media and entertainment industry considerably. With shooting schedules going haywire due to the sudden lockdown, the production houses had no option but to re-plan and look for other favourable locations to shoot their forthcoming projects – movies or web shows.

Similarly, the makers of Indian OTT’s first epic fictional drama ‘Paurashpur’ had to face a similar challenge. With the easing of lockdown, the magnum opus makers, who had initially planned to shoot a few action sequences of the show in Mumbai, had to change the shooting location considering safety protocols and permission issues.

It’s learned that instead of Mumbai, the crew of Paurashpur headed to a place called Sandhan Valley near Nashik to shoot a few necessary sequences. The show’s director, Shachindra Vats, informs, “The opening sequence of the show that establishes the kingdom of Paurashpur was supposed to be shot in Mumbai. But because of lockdown restrictions, we had to change the location.”

“We were looking for a place which would be naturally beautiful with mountains, trees and especially caves that would give an authentic look and feel as per the show’s narrative. We finally settled for Sandhan Valley, which is beautiful with two hills placed next to each other, making for the perfect setup. We have shot a few action sequences there. Also, it’s unexplored territory, and that’s another benefit for us,” Vats adds.

Predicted to be one of the biggest series brought to the audiences, ALTBalaji & ZEE5’s magnum opus Paurashpur is already being discussed everywhere, making headlines even before release, with its super exciting and intriguing trailer and posters. The period-drama series stars the legendary actor Annu Kapoor, Shilpa Shinde, Milind Soman, Sahil Salathia, Anantvijay Joshi, Shaheer Sheikh, Poulomi Das, Flora Saini, and Aditya Lal among others.

Witness the epic story of an extraordinary kingdom with stories both bold & brutal, as the sexes battle it out amidst royal betrayals, double standards, gender politics & a decision that questions the social fabric of an entire kingdom.

Stay tuned to watch the masterpiece ‘Paurashpur’ on 29th December 2020 only on ALTBalaji & ZEE5!