The producers of Atrangi Re, featuring Akshay Kumar, Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles, are intending to start its second lap of shooting from October in Madurai. The Aanand L Rai directorial was in the making earlier in 2020 in Varanasi. The crew had to postpone the shoot on commencement of the nationwide lockdown because of the spread of COVID-19.
The much-hyped movie is set to boast of a shooting schedule spread across Madurai, Delhi and Mumbai. This is apparently one of the initial few films that will be shot in actual locations in contrast to the several other shoots restricted to merely a studio set-up because of the ongoing pandemic spread across the world.The schedule in Delhi and Mumbai with Akshay Kumar is reportedly the most extensive and will continue for more than one month.
“During this lockdown, I’ve taken out a lot of time to prepare for the upcoming schedules of ‘Atrangi Re’. I’m really excited to start the next schedule, which is planned to happen in Madurai, October onwards, and then with Akshay for a month in Delhi and Mumbai, with all safety precautions in place, of course,” Rai stated.
If the recent reports are to be believed, Akshay has demanded a hefty amount for his special appearance in Atrangi Re. According to a quotation, the superstar charged Rs 27 crore for a schedule lasting two weeks.
“The superstar has a fascination with number 9, which he considers as his lucky number. He always charges a fee that adds up to the number. Although he usually charges around Rs 1 crore a day for his film shoots, for Rai’s Atrangi Re, he has paid almost double. He received a whopping Rs 27 crore as his remuneration for the film,” the source was quoted as saying.
The film stars Sara in a dual role. The movie is reportedly set in two distinct time periods that will see the actress opposite Dhanush and Akshay in the respective periods.
The new still from the movie that has surfaced online is supposed to be one from the first schedule of the film that saw Sara and Dhanush in Varanasi for the shoot before the lockdown.
Atrangi Re is scheduled to hit the screens in 2021.