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Vikram Vedha Makers Clarify Reports Surrounding Shoot Locations for Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan Film

By: Entertainment Bureau


Last Updated: July 04, 2022, 12:01 IST

Hrithik Roshan with Vikram Vedha directors Gayatri and Pushkar.

Hrithik Roshan with Vikram Vedha directors Gayatri and Pushkar.

The makers of the Vikram Vedha Hindi remake have issued a statement in the wake of reports claiming that Hrithik Roshan refused to shoot the film in Uttar Pradesh.

Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan are starring in the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Vikram Vedha, that featured R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. Recently, some reports suggested that Hrithik influenced the film’s budget by refusing to shoot in UP. Reports claimed that the actor, who plays the gangster Vedha in the action thriller, had asked for a film set depicting Uttar Pradesh in UAE instead of filming it in the state itself.

The film’s makers have now issued a clarification on social media handle, saying that the shoot in UAE was due to Covid protocols and nothing else. Reliance Entertainment said, “We have been noticing a lot of misleading and totally unsubstantiated reporting on Vikram Vedha shooting locations. We clearly want to clearly state that Vikram Vedha has been shot extensively in India, including Lucknow. A portion of the film was shot in United Arab Emirates in October-November of 2021 since it was the only location providing the infrastructure for a bio-bubble that accommodated crew of such scale, also allowing building of sets in a studio during the preceding months of the shoot. We chose to do that out of health and protocol concerns. Any attempt to twist these set of facts are clearly mischievous and untruthful.”

They also clarified that an actor cannot decide on a film’s shoot location. “Also we would like to emphatically state that at Reliance Entertainment while we welcome suggestions from creative talent, the production and budgetary decisions are a centralised prerogative”, the statement further read.

Vikram Vedha, based on the Indian folktale ‘Vikram aur Betal’, is an edge-of-the-seat action crime thriller which tells the story of a tough police officer who sets out to track down and hunt a menacing gangster. The film is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated movies as it marks the return of two superstars collaborating in a high-octane action film after two decades.

Vikram Vedha is presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series Films and Reliance Entertainment in association with Friday Filmworks and YNOT Studios. The film is directed by Pushkar & Gayatri and produced by S. Sashikanth and produced by Bhushan Kumar. The film has Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles with Radhika Apte in a prominent role. The film also stars Rohit Saraf, Yogita Bihani, Sharib Hashmi and Satyadeep Mishra in promising roles.

Vikram Vedha commenced filming in October 2021, and after various schedules the film’s principal photography has been successfully completed. Post-production works are now in full swing and Vikram Vedha is set to have a massive worldwide theatrical release on September 30, 2022.

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first published:July 04, 2022, 11:46 IST
last updated:July 04, 2022, 12:01 IST