Akshay Kumar to begin shooting for Ram Setu in Ayodhya from THIS date
Akshay Kumar is all set to visit Ayodhya for the mahurat shot of Ram Setu. The actor will be heading to Ayodhya on March 18 for the same and is pretty excited about it. He has already wrapped up Bachchan Pandey and before beginning shooting for Ram Setu is on a family vacation to Maldives. Ram Setu shoot is spread across multiple schedules over the next few months and 80% of the film will be shot in Mumbai. About Akshay Kumar’s role in the movie, director Abhishek Sharma said in a statement that the actor will be seen in a new avatar.
“Akshay sir plays an archaeologist and his look and character is inspired by several Indian and international professional archaeologists who work in the field. In terms of both look and character, Akshay sir’s fans are in for a totally new avatar of his.” The film will also star Jacqueline Fernandes and Nushrratt Bharucha in lead roles. Revealing about their characters, the director added, “They both play strong, independent women with well-etched out parts. We are keeping their looks under wraps for now!”
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The director revealed that he finalized the draft for the movie during the lockdown last year. “I pitched the first draft of the screenplay to Akshay sir and he immediately came on-board,” he shared. About COVID 19 protocols during shoots, producer Vikram Malhotra reassured, “For Ram Setu, there will be strict protocols in place, including travel and stay bio-bubbles, frequent health checks, and a professional agency on-board to manage these protocols all through. Given the complexity of the story and ensuing locations, VFX, etc, the production will be spread across multiple schedules over the next few months.”
The film is produced by Aruna Bhatia, Lyca Productions, and Vikram Malhotra.