Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut are back from Arunachal Pradesh, where they had been shooting for their upcoming movie Rangoon. The actors had been there for a gruelling three week schedule, and Saif Ali Khan also made his way to the state for few days to shoot for his part. The film is a love story set during the Second World War.
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala made arrangements to shoot for the film at virgin locales which were not close to their hotel. The living conditions were not as expected by the stars but none of them complained.
Saif Ali Khan, who was there for a couple of days, soldiered through long drives to and between Pasighat, Rottung and Kibang, sometimes an eight nine-hour journey one way, and long treks through jungles.
A source said, “Since the sun rises in the east, days dawned early and it was action from 4 am. But they also packed up early, around 4-5 pm, once the light faded. And as there wasn’t much to do except for work, everyone would be in bed by 8 pm. Shahid couldn’t skip his workouts as he plays a soldier in the film and needed to be in peak physical condition for the action scenes. He’s never been fitter.”
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Rangoon will release on October 14.
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