Even before his Saif Ali Khan Katrina Kaif spy thriller Phantom opens in theatres Kabir Khan has moved on to his next project Bajrangi Bhaijaan which flagged off yesterday in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk.
Kabir said, “This is my first film to be shot entirely in India unlike my last collaboration with Salman which was shot mostly abroad.” Kabir however admits that shooting in the crowded lane of the capital is nothing short of a logistic nightmare.”Around 10,000 people gathered close to where we were shooting. Fortunately we had enough security around to keep them at bay. But these people kept yelling Salman’s name,” recalls the filmmaker.
Kabir’s last three films have been with Katrina Kaif. How different is it working with Kareena Kapoor with whom he hasn’t worked in the past? “She’s a lovely actress who totally justifies the part. Katrina is good too in her own space but this part required somebody like Bebo,” he asserts.
The unit will be based in Delhi for the next fortnight after which they will move to a set in Karjat. “We will be ready for a 2015 Eid release,” Kabir promises.