June 11 : With the Maharashtra government gradually unlocking and relaxing lockdown restrictions in the state, filmmakers are slowly taking their incomplete films to floors and resuming shootings. While some filmmakers and actors are still hesitant to resume work as the coronavirus pandemic is still at its peak, the makers of Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon starrer Bhediya have decided to resume shooting this month.
Varun and Kriti were in Arunachal Pradesh for two months and had completed the major portion of the upcoming film Bhediya in the real locations surrounded with nature. Still about 10 per cent of the film is left to be completed, which will be completed in the last leg of the shoot. The makers have reportedly decided to resume shoot on June 26, and complete it at one go.
Reportedly, Varun and Kriti are all set to resume shoot in Mumbai and will wrap up the film after this last leg. Led by Dinesh Vijan, the team will follow all COVID-19 protocols while shooting amid the pandemic. Earlier, during a live session on Instagram with a doctor, Varun had revealed that he will get vaccinated before he goes on the sets.
Directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan, the comedy horror film also features Deepak Dobriyal and Abhishek Banerjee besides Varun and Kriti in the leads. The film started shooting in Arunachal Pradesh in March 2021, and was shot on Ziro, Sagalee and Pakke-Kessang districts. Over 70 percent of the artists in Bhediya are from Arunachal Pradesh, including a lead character, Jomin. The film is slated to release theatrically worldwide on April 14, 2022.
Bhediya is a part of Dinesh Vijan’s horror comedy universe consisting of films like Stree, Roohi and Munjha. A rapper from Arunachal, K4 Kheko, who features in the film, has also sung and written the lyrics for the theme song of the film.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Varun had shared a glimpse of his day as he enjoyed the Mumbai rains. The actor shared a video on his Instagram stories, wherein he was seen out for a “pretty wild” drive in the Mumbai rains. The Street Dancer 3D actor also recalled his childhood memories of playing in the rain.