Makers of Akshay Kumar starrer 'Bachchan Pandey' to recreate Uttar Pradesh in Jaisalmer

Akshay Kumar got 2021 off to a running start by commencing work on his action-comedy, ‘Bachchan Pandey’. The leading and his co-stars, including Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi and Prateik Babbar got the cameras rolling in Jaisalmer in January. A month in the rustic city was all it took for the makers to decide to change things up a bit in their shooting schedule.

According to reports, the team has decided to continue shooting in Jaisalmer and not shift base to Uttar Pradesh, where the film is actually set. The team is reportedly convinced that the aesthetic and vibrant Jaipur city will add to the visual aspect of the film and can also pass off as Uttar Pradesh.

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The film that went on floors early this year, is said to be eyeing a Republic Day 2022 release. Directed by Farhad Samji, the will see Akki play the role of a gangster who wants to be an actor, while Kriti plays a journalist with dreams of becoming a director.

Although the wait to 2022 is long, the excitement around the film is at an all-time high with new photos and videos from the sets leaking on social media.