Actor Akshay Kumar is all set to go to Ayodhya for his subsequent Ram Setu. After wrapping up Bachchan Pandey, Akshay is all set to begin capturing the Abhishek Sharma directorial. The actor, together with the director and inventive producer, Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, will fly to Ayodhya on March 18 to offer the mahurat shot of the movie from Ram Janmabhoomi.
While Kumar is away for a household trip within the Maldives, he’ll dive again to work as quickly as will get again. The movie’s director revealed that the shoot is unfold throughout a number of schedules over the following few months and 80% of the movie will probably be shot in Mumbai.
Abhishek Sharma additionally reveals that Akshay Kumar will probably be seen in a brand new avatar in Ram Setu. He mentioned, “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.”
When it involves the leading ladies of Ram Setu, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha, Abhishek Sharma shares, “They both play strong, independent women with well-etched out parts. We are keeping their looks under wraps for now!”
Interestingly, it was Dwivedi who got here up with the concept of beginning the Ram Setu journey in Ayodhya. “What better way to embark upon the journey of Ram Setu than to kick-off at the very birth place of Lord Ram,” he exclaims.
Going on to clarify the thought behind selecting the situation, Dwivedi says, “Having visited Ayodhya several times myself, I suggested to Akshay and the team that we should launch the production schedule with blessings from the holy temple of Lord Ram. We are scheduled to hold our mahurat shot in Ayodhya and commence our filming on an auspicious note.”
For Abhishek Sharma, the journey of Ram Setu began again in 2007 when he “first read newspaper coverage about a court case related to a project to build a shipping canal in the shallow straits between India and Sri Lanka and the issues that the project was facing”.
He elaborates, “I found this to be an opportunity to explore the truth behind an Indian legend and was amazed at the magnitude of the subject. It’s like I was being presented with the possibility to bring forward a true story that would connect generations of Indians to a part of our heritage that was not getting the attention it deserved.”
He shares that he locked the screenplay in the course of the lockdown final 12 months. “I pitched the first draft of the screenplay to Akshay sir and he immediately came on-board,” he provides.
When it involves the analysis means of the movie, Sharma expresses gratitude in the direction of Dwivedi for guiding the staff in the proper course.
“He has helped us immensely by providing access and perspective to history and religion as well as building a team of researchers with backgrounds in archaeology, history, religion and science, in equal measure,” Sharma says, noting that the concept behind “the research process was to gain a comprehensive understanding on the subject and to create a film on this true story that is based on and supported by facts”.
Kumar had introduced the movie on Diwali final 12 months by releasing posters on his social media. Now with every thing deliberate, the makers are busy guaranteeing all the protection protocols are in place for a clean capturing expertise.
Producer Vikram Malhotra says, “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.”
Malhotra is taking notes from previous experiences to go ahead. “Akshay, as well as Abundantia Entertainment, have been fortunate to have successfully completed filming, post-production and even release of several of our productions through the pandemic period. So there is enough learning and experience to manage production with mitigated and controlled Covid-19 related risks”
According to Malhotra, Ram Setu is a narrative fashioned on info, science and historic heritage and is anchored within the deep perception of Indians for hundreds of years. “Today, as the younger generation grows curious about its heritage, there has never been a better time to tell stories anchored deep in the cultural fabric of our country,” he provides.
Akshay Kumar rounds it off by saying, “Ram Setu is a bridge between generations past, present and future”.
The movie is produced by Aruna Bhatia, Lyca Productions and Vikram Malhotra.