Akshay Kumar is one of the busiest actors in town, and his never-ending list of upcoming movies is proof. Unlike other actors, Kumar didn’t take the time off during the pandemic but instead opted to wrap the shooting schedules of his next projects. And with the maverick actor all set to resume the shoot of ‘Ram Setu’, a News 18 report suggests that Kumar will be filming high-octane underwater sequences in Mumbai soon. While the original plan was to shoot most of the major underwater scenes in Sri Lanka, the sudden spike in Covid cases across the globe forced the makers to opt for a regional location to film the remaining scenes.
The report quoted a source close to the production, who stated “The cast which includes Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha wrapped up the Ooty schedule in November after which they were supposed to fly to Sri Lanka to shoot the major underwater scenes and ocean shots. But that wasn’t possible due to the ongoing pandemic. So after doing some research and on-location recce, the team has finalised Daman and Diu as their next-best bet to shoot these sequences.”
Furthermore, the source even revealed, “There are some more shots which are remaining and the makers have decided to finish it in Mumbai. Akshay will be seen doing some high-octane underwater sequences for which an international crew has also been hired.”
While the shoot of ‘Ram Setu’ is expected to resume by the end of this month, the source also shared that it would take nearly another month to wrap the project, which the makers have decided to film in Mumbai.
Last seen in Aanand L. Rai’s ‘Atrangi Re’ with Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar welcomed the audience back to cinemas with Rohit Shetty’s cop-drama ‘Sooryavanshi’. While the film managed to do good business at the box office, the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood is all set to dominate the 2022 movie slate with interesting projects like ‘Ram Setu’, ‘Prithviraj’, ‘Raksha Bandhan’, ‘Gorkha’, ‘OMG 2’, ‘Bachchan Pandey’ and ‘Mission Cinderella’.
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