Kriti Sanon, the Hindi actor, along with the cast and crew of the upcoming Hindi film Bachchan Pandey reached Jaisalmer on January 2 to commence the film’s shooting.
Nadiadwala Grandson, the film’s production house, posted pictures on Twitter of the team having an “in-flight” party.
Directed by Farhad Samji, the film’s shoot will commence on Wednesday. Arshad Warsi and Prateik Babbar, who play pivotal roles in the film, were also seen in the photos.
Get Set & Go
Super pumped as we are off to Jaisalmer for #SajidNadiadwala‘s #BachchanPandey with the entire cast & crew
This one’s going to b a Fun crazy ride @NGEMovies @farhad_samji@kritisanon @ArshadWarsi @prateikbabbar #Saharsh #Abhimanyu @Skhannadiadwala @SufyanNadiadwa4 pic.twitter.com/O1uuom89mz
— Warda S Nadiadwala 🐎 (@WardaNadiadwala) January 2, 2021
Sharing the photos on Twitter, Sanon wrote, “And full deja vu happening going to the exact same place we shot Housefull4 in!! Jaisalmer it is!” She also shared photos and videos from the location as Instagram stories.
Super excited!! 💃🏻💃🏻
And full déjà vu happening going to the exact same place we shot Housefull4 in!! Jaisalmer it is!💜💜#BachchanPandey https://t.co/jAq3ASFMSA
— Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) January 2, 2021
This will be Sanon’s first shoot after she tested positive for Covid-19 in December 2020. The actor had announced on social media that she had tested positive after returning from Chandigarh, where she had been shooting with actor Rajkummar Rao for Abhishek Jain’s upcoming comedy Second Innings.
Bachchan Pandey also stars Akshay Kumar in the lead alongside Sanon. According to reports, he will be joining the cast and crew a few days later.
Kumar, who recently wrapped his film Bell Bottom, is currently shooting for Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re, with Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush.
Bachchan Pandey, which marks the 10th collaboration between the actor and the production house, will see Kumar in the role of a gangster, who wishes to be an actor while Sanon will be seen as a journalist who aspires to become a director.
The film was originally slated to release on December 25, 2020, but it was delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The first look of Kumar from the film was unveiled in July 2019. Bachchan Pandey also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Jacqueline Fernandez in pivotal roles, but they are yet to join the shoot in Jaisalmer.