Ajay Devgn’s ‘Bhuj: Pride of India,’ which will be released on this Independence Day week, has cost a lot of money. The makers invested about 50 lakhs daily on shoots. Read the details here.
Sources close to the development informed Dainik Bhaskar, “There are action sequences of army and air force in the film. Huge budget has been invested to make them authentic and effective. Actually, during the time of 1971, the army had less weapons. Their training was also such that they were short of weapons. And the brain has to be used more. To show this, a lot of money has been spent in the action sequences.”
The film required 60 thousand liters of water for the bridge breaking scene, talking about this, those close to the actor Ajay revealed to the portal, “For example, the bridge breaking scene has been shot in the film. It was earlier shot in Bhuj, but it didn’t look impressive on the edit table. The VFX team also said that there was a lot of thrill in it. Can’t feel it. Even for doing VFX, the real impact needs more support. So that scene was reshot in Ramoji Filmcity. The Indian army doesn’t blow up that bridge with bomb blasts, but uses the jwarbhatha raised in the water. Water. To show that force of pressure, the scene of collecting 60 thousand liters of water at Ramoji Filmcity and blowing the bridge with its wave was filmed.”
In one of the scenes, 100 kg dry chili is used told a member from the production team in Hindi. He said, “Similarly, in a scene, Ajay Devgn’s character learns that arms smuggling from across Pakistan is taking place in sacks of chillies. Ajay Devgn’s character reaches there alone to stop him. The scene was shot in Mumbai. A godown room was prepared. Heaps of 100 kg dry chillies were spread on the floor. Ajay Devgn walks on them and takes on the smugglers in the room. In that scene he feet on dry chillies and Chilli powder keeps flying. Ajay Devgn has filmed this scene despite the burning sensation in his eyes.”
Inspired by real events, the star-studded ensemble cast also includes Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, Nora Fatehi, and Sharad Kelkar. The much-anticipated film will be released on Disney+ Hotstar on August 13th, 2021.