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Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan’s debut film Maharaja goes on floors

Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan's debut film Maharaja on Tuesday became one of the first films to go on floors after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray allowed film and TV shoots in Mumbai, keeping Covid-19 safety rules and precautions in place.

Junaid KhanAamir Khan's son Junaid Khan film Maharaja marks his Bollywood debut. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

As the Maharashtra government has eased lockdown restrictions, films and television shoots are slowly resuming in Mumbai. One of the first movies to go on floors is Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan debut film Maharaja. Junaid started shooting the movie today. According to sources, the shoot began with the film’s primary cast, 25 junior artistes and select crew members.

“On Sunday, over 100-plus cast and crew members, including those who have taken the first dose of the vaccine, underwent RT-PCR test. Of the people who tested negative, only 25 junior artistes have been summoned to the set, along with the main cast. Only a few key members of the production team have been asked to join in. The idea is to keep the on-set team to the bare minimum,” a source said.

The development comes after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday granted permission to shoot films and shows in Mumbai. Thackeray said film and TV producers need to follow all COVID-19 safety rules and take precautions during the shoots. “We should ensure that we do not get knocked down by the virus,” he said.

Maharaja’s story is reportedly based on the infamous 1862 Maharaja Libel Case.

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Apart from Junaid Khan, the film will star Shalini Pandey, Sharvari Wagh and Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles.

First published on: 08-06-2021 at 13:29 IST
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