Over the weekend, the Maharashtra government announced that film and television shoots can resume providing there is a safety bubble and work not extending beyond eight hours. Following the announcement, Yash Raj Films’ tentatively-titled ‘Maharaja’ become the first major Bollywood production to announce their return to filming.
The period drama, which marks the debut of Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan and is directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, will recommence at Vijay Nagar in Marol – where a set lies ready and unused since the recent lockdown was enforced back in April, reports Mid Day.
A source close to the production revealed that producer Aditya Chopra was quick off the mark once the government made their announcement. “On Sunday, over 100-plus cast and crew members, including those who have taken the first dose of the vaccine, underwent RT-PCR test. Of the people who tested negative, only 25 junior artistes have been summoned to the set, along with the main cast. Only a few key members of the production team have been asked to join in. The idea is to keep the on-set team to the bare minimum,” the source said.
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