Akshay Kumar started 2021 kickstarting his shoot for action-comedy, ‘Bachchan Pandey’. The film features Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi and Prateik Babbar and got the cameras rolling in Jaisalmer in January. A month in the city was all it took for the makers to decide to change things up a bit in their shooting schedule.
According to reports, the makers of the film have decided to continue shooting in Jaisalmer and not shift base to Uttar Pradesh, where the film is actually set. The team is convinced that the aesthetic and vibrant Jaipur city will add to the visual aspect of the film.
A source close to the development said, “Jaisalmer has a vibrant and appealing architecture. Its havelis and other structures are old but strong and look beautiful on screen. Hence, even though Bachchan Pandey is set in Uttar Pradesh, the makers have decided to shoot some crucial scenes in the Rajasthan city. And the makers have ensured it can be passed off as an Uttar Pradesh town convincingly. They are confident that shooting in Jaisalmer would give a nice touch to the film’s look and visuals.”
There are reports that the makers are planning to release the film on Republic Day 2022.