Luv Ranjan’s untitled next, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the main parts, has only two more dates before wrapping filming in the middle of the year, one in Delhi and Mumbai and the other in Spain. In the film, Dimple Kapadia and Boney Kapoor play Ranbir’s parents. Here’s the latest on one of 2023’s most eagerly anticipated releases!
Says a trade source, “Everything has got a bit delayed because of the ongoing pandemic. Luv Ranjan is getting married in February and is currently in the middle of marriage preparations. The intimate wedding with only close family and friends in attendance was to take place earlier this month, but apparently, got postponed because of the third wave. After the marriage and a short break, Luv will dive headlong into the Ranbir-Shraddha shoot as there are only two important schedules left (one Indian and the other international), after which the film wraps up. The March schedule (the penultimate) which happens post Luv’s wedding is a two-week one that will take place in Delhi and Mumbai during the first week of March. A couple of important emotional sequences at the Delhi airport, with Ranbir, Shraddha, Dimple and Boney, are left. After that, the cast and crew return to Mumbai and shoot the remaining schedule on sets.”
The film is almost 80 per cent complete. “Both the Delhi-Mumbai and Spain shoots were to happen last year – one in December and foreign one in September but things got delayed because of the COVID-19 situation. The final schedule is in Spain with the unit along with the entire star cast flying there in the summer months of May or June – after which the romcom is complete. After the Delhi schedule, the cast and crew plan on a summer shoot for the movie in Spain where a part of the story takes place. A few songs with Ranbir and Shraddha and dramatic scenes with Ranbir, his parents and the rest of the cast, are expected to be canned during the month-long schedule. Spain forms an important backdrop for a small portion of the romcom. Ranbir has completed his Brahmastra shoot and he wants to complete Luv’s Indian schedule before he gets into Sandeep Venga Reddy’s Animal where he needs to have a certain look. Apart from the pandemic, it’s been a challenge coordinating the star cast’s dates, including that of Boney and Dimple as they play substantial roles in the movie and both have been busy with their projects too.”
The untitled romcom began filming in Noida in January 2021, when Luv Ranjan built a massive set of a bungalow in Noida, Delhi, where he shot all of the indoor family scenes starring Ranbir, Shraddha, Boney, and Dimple before wrapping the first schedule in a strict bio-bubble in the first week of February.