"Since Shah Rukh is playing a dwarf, some VFX technicalities are involved, which will be difficult to execute outdoors in the midst of crowds," said the source about the film's shoot...
After the success of January release Raees, Shah Rukh Khan will be returning to the big screen with Imtiaz Ali’s next, which is slated for an August 11, 2017 release. While we’ll be waiting for his upcoming romantic drama, Shah Rukh Khan will start the shoot of his next untitled project with Aanand L Rai, where he is essaying the role of a dwarf. The film is set in the city of Meerut in UP, but according to a report in mid-day, Shah Rukh Khan won’t be shooting the film in the city but will be bringing the city to Mumbai. Yes, the makers will be creating the set here in Mumbai.
The reason for that is simple, “Since Shah Rukh is playing a dwarf, some VFX technicalities are involved, which will be difficult to execute outdoors in the midst of crowds. So Aanand thought of shooting on a set in a controlled location to facilitate the process. The film is expected to roll by the end of this month,” informed a source close to the development.
Also considering Shah Rukh Khan being a huge star it would’ve been very difficult to shoot in Meerut for the makers. And may be makers have taken a leaf out of Sanjay Dutt’s recent shoots in Agra. For the uninitiated Sanjay Dutt was shooting for his comeback film Bhoomi, when quite a few times he was mobbed by the fans and the shoot was also stalled. After various stalled shoots, makers were left with no choice but to cut short their Agra schedule and had to erect a set in Mumbai, recreating Agra. So no wonder makers decided to not risk the shoot. As far as female lead of the film is concerned, a spokesperson from Anand L Rai’s team clarified, “A lot of names have been thrown in but at the moment the female lead has not been finalised. The casting is underway and is taking time as it is a difficult role, in fact one of the most challenging that Aanand has ever worked on. The role needs a lot of prep time as well as shoot time for which a substantial chunk of dates are required. It’s not just about finishing this film but making it”.