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Guess who's back to work in Bollywood?

By JOGINDER TUTEJA
October 22, 2020 11:29 IST
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Things are finally returning to normal for Bollywood, as actors return to film studios.

It all started with Akshay Kumar, who completed his start-to-finish shoot for his film Bell Bottom in the UK.

Now, many more film folk are busy starting or wrapping up their film shoots, helping to bring the Bollywood business back on track.

Joginder Tuteja takes a look at the film projects that are on floors now.

 

Akshay Kumar
Bell Bottom, Prithviraj, Atrangi Re

IMAGE: Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar on the sets of Prithviraj. Photograph: Kind courtesy Manushi Chillar/Instagram

Despite the pandemic affecting everyone in Bollywood, Akshay has wrapped up a film (Bell Bottom) and move on to his next.

Before the end of the year, he is expected to complete the shooting of Chandra Prakash Dwivedi's Prithviraj (opposite Manushi Chillar) and Aanand L Rai's Atrangi Re (with Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan).

 

Salman Khan
Radhe

IMAGE: Salman Khan resumes Radhe shoot. Photograph: Kind courtesy Salamn Khan/Instagram

Radhe was meant to be an Eid release but like most films, the shooting came to a grinding halt.

Fortunately, Salman Khan and Director Prabhu Deva were sure that this one would be a theatrical watch and so did not go the OTT way.

With things easing up, they are back shooting for the film.

It will be a Eid 2021 release.

 

Yash
KGF: Chapter 2

IMAGE: Yash with Director Prashanth Neel on the sets of KGF: Chapter 2. Photograph: Kind courtesy Prashanth Neel/Instagram

KGF: Chapter 1 was an all time blockbuster in Kannada cinema. Its dubbed Hindi version was a success too.

Now, its leading man Yash has started shooting for Chapter 2.

 

John Abraham
Satyameva Jayate 2, Mumbai Saga

IMAGE: John Abraham, Milap Zaveri and Divya Khosla resume the shoot of Satyameva Jayate 2 in Lucknow. Photograph: Kind courtesy T-Series/Instagram

John Abraham, who had three releases last year (Romeo Akbar Walter, Batla House and Pagalpanti), had as many this year as well.

But fate had other plans.

Now, he's all set to complete his work on Sanjay Gupta's Mumbai Saga.

He has also resumed shooting for Milap Zaveri's Satyameva Jayate 2, opposite Divya Khosla.

 

NT Rama Rao Jr, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn
RRR

IMAGE: Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn and NTR in RRR. Photograph: Kind courtesy Ram Charan/Instagram

An S S Rajamouli film is always special, especially after the Baahubali series.

His much awaited film RRR -- starring superstars like NT Rama Rao Jr, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt -- is as big as it gets.

The film resumed its shooting a few days ago.

 

Shahid Kapoor
Jersey

IMAGE: Shahid Kapoor wraps up the shoot of JerseyPhotograph: Kind courtesy Shahid Kapoor/Instagram

After Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor is working on yet another South remake, Jersey.

The Hindi version features Mrunal Thakur (Super 30, Batla House) opposite him and the shooting of the film, with cricket as the backdrop, recently wrapped up.

This is the only film that Shahid is working on currently and so one can't wait to see him back on screen in 2021.

 

Alia Bhatt
Gangubai Kathiawadi

IMAGE: Alia Bhatt on the Gangubai Kathiawadi poster. Photograph: Kind courtesy Alia Bhatt/Instagram

The film was close to the finishing line when the lockdown was announced.

Now, Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has resumed shooting for the film which stars Alia Bhatt in the lead.

Gangubai Kathiawadi is really important for Alia, especially since her last release Sadak 2 turned out to be a disaster.

 

Deepika Padukone, Ananya Pandey, Siddhant Chaturvedi
Shakun Batra's next

IMAGE: Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday and Siddhanth Chaturvedi.  Photograph: Kind courtesy Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday and Siddhanth Chaturvedi/Instagram

Deepika Padukone is shooting her next film in Goa, and it co-stars Ananya Pandey and Siddhanth Chaturvedi.

Directed by Shakun Batra (Kapoor & Sons), it is produced by Karan Johar.

The film saw a sudden but quick break when Deepika had to return to Mumbai, when she was summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drug case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

With that behind her now, she's back in Goa shooting for the film.

 

Ayushmann Khurranna
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

IMAGE: Vaani Kapoor gets ready for the shoot. Photograph: Kind courtesy Vaani Kapoor/Instagram

Ayushmann Khurranna and Vaani Kapoor have started shooting for Abhishek Kapoor's next.

A 'progressive love story', it will be shot in Ayushmann's hometown, Chandigarh.

 

Vivek Oberoi
Rosie: The Saffron Chapter

IMAGE: Vivek Oberoi and Palak Tiwari on the poster of Rosie: The Saffron Chapter. Photograph: Kind courtesy Vivek Oberoi/Instagram

Vivek Oberoi's thriller Rosie: The Saffron Chapter is set in Gurgaon.

It will see Shweta Tiwari's daughter Palak make her debut. Directed by Vishal Mishra, this horror thriller is produced by Mandiraa Entertainment and Vivek Oberoi himself.

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