Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bachchan Pandey’ to go on the floors in January 2021

Akshay Kumar in 'Bachchan Pandey'

Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming film ‘Bachchan Pandey’ starring Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon, is all set to go on the floors in January 2021.

Kumar, who has just wrapped up ‘Bellbottom’ in the UK, has recently resumed work on the upcoming Yash Raj Films project ‘Prithviraj’. At the same time, he is promoting his next ‘Laxmii’ releasing on Hotstar this month.

A source told a leading publication, “Akshay, along with actress Kriti Sanon, director Farhad Samji and the rest of the unit will fly to Jaisalmer in a charter for a marathon schedule of over 2 months during which they will be shooting in real locations. Last month, the production team secured all the requisite permissions and taken care of all the government guidelines and locked the shooting locations.”

The film’s team is expected to be located at a Suryagarh Hotel together for an indoor shoot. The source added, “The team will undergo an extensive workshop on all SOPs issues by the government to ensure a “no-contact set” to be created. The entire cast and crew will undergo a mandatory Covid test towards December end and the crew will be quarantined for three days before the shoot. Two doctors to fly with the crew from Mumbai to Jaisalmer and will be stationed at the shooting location. Special medical rooms will be set up in Jaisalmer and each and every location will be sanitised a day prior to the shoot.”

“Akshay is looking forward to explore another interesting script. His get-up will be high on prosthetics which is prominent in the last poster which came out in January 2020,” shared the source, saying that the film will have an interesting ensemble cast and some acclaimed actors are expected to come on board within a fortnight. “There’s also another actress who will be a part of the film and the makers are considering two-three names; dates are being worked upon,” the source concluded.