Although the second schedule of Bang Bang is yet to take off, Siddharth Anand recently finished working with Hrithik Roshan on another project, which happens to be an advertisement for Oppo mobile phones, a five-year-old mobile company based in China, which is all set to hit the Indian market this year.
This is the first time Roshan has paired opposite Sonam Kapoor for any project and the duo will be the face of the mobile company in India. Roshan and Kapoor shot for the advertisement in Goregaon, Mumbai last week, where the two stars were filming for their parts under the guidance of Anand. The advertisement is produced by Film Farm Pvt Ltd, who had earlier produced the popular Marathi film Narbachi Wadi starring Dilip Prabhavalkar in 2013.
When contacted, Anand confirmed the news and stated, “Yes, we finished shooting for an advertisement with Hrithik and Sonam for Oppo Mobile phones. The entire shoot took place at Film City, and it was great fun working on this project.”
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Shekhar Kapur clarifies
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