Besotted by the beauty of Meharangarh Fort, Amitabh Bachchan has shared his experience of shooting a sequence at the Fort for his upcoming film, ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ via his Blog.
The New Indian Express reports Bachchan avidly describing, “The imposing and monumental Meharangarh Fort in Jodhpur. One of the largest in the country, intricate designing, impregnable structures and a fort that history states was never breached, ever. Its interiors so intricate, so artistically designed, housing within it several palaces. I wonder how they thought of the structure and how did they ever get to make something as imposing as this.”
“I work here for the day. It’s more filming for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. It’s tough work, it’s elaborate, it’s a nightmare production issue, but it is accomplished with relative ease,” he adds.
Superhero film fans may recognise the majestic Mehrangarh Fort from the Batman film, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012), as it also has some scenes shot there.
A Yash Raj Films production, the ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is being directed by ‘Dhoom 3’ (2013) director, Vijay Krishna Acharya.
This adaptation of the 1839 novel, ‘Confessions of a Thug’ will also star Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif alongside Bachchan. It is set to release during Diwali 2018.