September 24 : Akshay Kumar has a busy schedule as he will shoot back-to-back. The actor, who is currently in Scotland shooting for Ranjit Tewari’s Bell Bottom, will shoot for Prithviraj in October, immediately after reaching Mumbai.
Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj Films, Prithviraj is a historical action drama film that revolves around the life of Prithviraj Chauhan. The film that also stars Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood will be Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar’s Bollywood debut, who plays Prithviraj Chauhan’s wife Sanyogita. The film was slated to be released in theatres around Diwali in 2020 but its shooting was halted in March due to the lockdown. The makers of the film had to dismantle the expensive set of a 12th-century palace in Dahisar.
Now, it is learnt that Chandraprakash and producer Aditya Chopra have decided to resume shoot in October, although the exact date has not yet finalised. The makers of the film have also asked the team to start work on the set again with full grandeur. According to a Mid-Day report, the production design team will start constructing two sets from October 1. While the palace will be recreated in Jogeshwari, another set will be made at Madh island.
Meanwhile, Akshay recommended the Bell Bottom director to do a double shift in order to complete the shoot well in time as he has to return to bay and start shooting for Prithviraj. Bell Bottom was the first Bollywood film post the lockdown to fly the cast and crew to Scotland for shooting. Since, the actor lost the initial 14 days in quarantine after landing in Scotland, he now wants to complete the shoot as per schedule.