The nationwide lockout due to the COVID-19 pandemic has put a completely affected the film’s schedule and shoots, which have been on the back-burner until things get better. Aanand L Rai ‘s Atrangi Re, starring Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush and Akshay Kumar, has been one such film.
The films were to be shot at several locations including Madurai, Delhi and Mumbai. They had completed the first schedule with Sara and Dhanush in Varanasi, when the lockdown was announced. Now, the makers are looking to resume work on the project from October in Madurai.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Akshay will join the team during the Mumbai and Delhi schedule. As it is one of the first films in which Lockdown will be shot extensively at outdoor locations, the publication quotes the director as saying, “We will be filming outdoors, but it’s going to be a very organised shoot. Everyone is aware of the risk involved in not following prescribed guidelines and we will try to wrap up in the minimum time possible.”
The music of the film is composed by AR Rahman and features Sara in a double role.