“Once back in Mumbai I have only a few days of work and a song which will be picturised on Ranbir Kapoor. The shooting dates for it have not been locked as yet,” said the director. The youth centric film which also has Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur, is produced by Dharma Productions and is slated to release on May 31.
Ungli shooting ahead of schedule
Moving at breakneck speed, the shooting of Dharma Production’s Ungli, according to director Rensil D’Silva is ahead of its schedule. Throughout January, the team has been shooting in the night at locations all over Mumbai. The next schedule will start on February 10. Sporadic shootings will continue in March, April and will wrap up by May end. Starring Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Neha Dhupia, Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh, Ungli is slated to release in September.
Gunday is 50 per cent complete
The Mumbai schedule of Gunday has wrapped up and with that almost 50 per cent of the shoot of the film is complete. The cast which comprises of Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, will head for Kolkata around the third week of February, where the remaining portions of the film will be shot. While the indoor scenes were filmed in Mumbai, the Kolkata schedule will have the team shooting in real locations all over the city. A period drama, Gunday is set against a turbulent background. Produced by Yash Raj Films, it is slated to release in the last quarter of 2013.
Madras Cafe 70 per cent complete
Shoojit Sircar’s Madras Cafe which completed a major schedule in Cochin last year, is almost 70 per cent complete. The next schedule of the film will now start in March in a city in South India, though the exact location is not finalised. A brief stint in Delhi will follow the South India schedule, with which the shooting of the political thriller will wrap up. Nargis Fakhri plays a journalist while John Abraham plays an Intelligence agent in the film. The two-heroine project which is produced by John Abraham Entertainment will introduce model Rashi Khanna.
2 States takes off
The shooting of Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala’s 2 States took off on January 29 with a wedding song. The number was picturised on lead actors Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor at Kamaal Amrohi Studios in suburban Mumbai. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, and is about Bhagat’s real life story of a Punjabi boy marrying a Tamilian. Johar even tweeted about the progress. ‘Sajid Nadiadwala and me collaborate on #2 States which starts filming 2mor with Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt...directed by Abhishek Varman’.
Climax of Grand Masti to be re-shot
Director Indra Kumar will be re-shooting the climax of Grand Masti in April. The film is a comic caper, but the climax shot was on a more serious note. Vivek Oberoi who plays one of the film’s principal male lead along with Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Sivdasani, said they will re-shoot in April. “Indra Kumar felt that the climax didn’t go with the fun element of the film. The new climax will be lighter and funnier than the one we have shot,” said Oberoi.
Manjri Phadnis, Karishma Tanna, Sonalee Kulkarni and others comprise the female cast. The release date of the film is yet to be locked.