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Shoots from Aishwarya Rai and Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ from Bhopal, postpone shoots due to the ever-increasing Covid case

In the last few years, due to huge subsidies and beautiful locations, Bhopal and the surrounding areas have been the ‘hotspots’ of shooting. These days, however, the return of Corona Cases has changed the landscape. More than half a dozen films, web series, and serial shoots have come to an end. Crew members have returned to Mumbai by packing up the shoot. This has been confirmed by the people associated with those films and projects.

People from the production houses told, “The latest example is from R. Madhavan. Apart from them, the shoot of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ has also been postponed. Last year, Thailand then a few days ago in Hyderabad and Puducherry. Was shot. From April 9, it was to be shot in Bhopal and surrounding areas. ”

Mani Ratnam can take retirement after this film
Sources told, “‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is Mani Ratnam’s most ambitious film. It is expected that he can take retirement after that. So he is shooting it on an extra grand scale. In most scenes, he is behind the lead actors Junior Artist’s Crowd. Corona’s case has increased in Bhopal and surrounding areas. Hence, there is not even permitted to collect more crowds together. The shoot operators are not taking the risk either. Mani Ratnam while, There was a filming scene with 800 Junior Artist’s Crowd. The operators refused to do so. It was considered risky. Instead of 800, Aishwarya Rai was asked to shoot in the background with a crowd of 200. Thereon The final consensus has not been reached. Now it is being said that the team can move to Rajasthan. ”

25 people of ‘magician’ team got corona
The shoot operators said that the situation is not good. The team of ‘Scam’ was also shooting its next series ‘Whistleblower’ around Bhopal. His cinematographer had become corona. Netflix was shooting for ‘Magician’. 25 people found corona positive. In such a situation, both the projects were packed up and Mumbai was returned. ‘Whistleblower’ also had most of the newcomers, just like ‘Scam’. One Ravi Kishan is the new face.

‘Magician’ 10-day shoot left
Production house officials said, “The people who got Corona positive in both these projects were quarantined in Bhopal by building a base. Because they could not travel to Mumbai. Jitu, Javed Jaffrey main roles The shooting of ‘Magician’ started on February 9. They packed up on March 17. They had 10 days of the shoot to spare. It’s not like everyone’s shooting has stopped. The web show ‘Naina’ The shooting of Saksafuli is completed on Saturday. It is being made the grandson of Ramanand Sagar. It stars Tahir Raj Bhasin and Shweta Tripathi in the lead roles.


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