Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan starrer Vikram Vedha is touted to be one of the most awaited films of 2022. Amid all the excitement, several reports suggested that Hrithik Roshan refused to shoot in Uttar Pradesh which resulted in doubling up the film’s budget. Now, the makers have finally broken their silence on these reports
Some media reports suggested a film set depicting UP in the UAE was built instead of filming in the state itself. Reliance Entertainment, which has also co-produced the Hrithik-Salif Ali Khan starrer action-thriller released a statement on Monday to deny these reports.
The production house slammed these reports and clarified that they are ‘misleading’. ALSO READ | Hrithik Roshan’s First Look Revealed From Vikram Vedha Directed By Pushkar And Gayatri And Produced By Bhushan Kumar
Issuing a clarification on their social media handle, Reliance Entertainment has mentioned, "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 the United Arab Emirates in October-November of 2021 since it was the only location providing the infrastructure for a bio-bubble that accommodated a crew of such scale, also allowing the 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."
"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 reads.
‘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. ALSO READ | Hrithik Roshan Kick Starts The Shoot Of Vikram Vedha On Dusshera
'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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