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Amid Omicron scare, Akshay Kumar to shoot high-octane underwater sequence for ‘Ram Setu’ this month?

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As per News18 report, the underwater shoot sequence, which was to be filmed on Akshay Kumar in the Lankan nation, would not be possible due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

NEW DELHI: Akshay Kumar, the ‘Khiladi’ actor, completed the Ooty schedule for his upcoming film ‘Ram Setu’ in November, and the actor was preparing to fly to Sri Lanka to shoot some major underwater scenes and ocean shots. In addition to Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha, the film stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha in lead roles.

According to a News18 report, the underwater shoot sequence planned for Akshay Kumar in Sri Lanka would be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “After some research and on-location scouting, the team has decided that Daman and Diu are their best bet for shooting these sequences.” However, there are a few more shots left, and the filmmakers have decided to finish it in Mumbai. “Akshay will be seen doing some high-octane underwater sequences for which an international crew has been hired,” a source told News18.

According to the source, the ‘Ram Setu’ team is now down to the final schedule, which was supposed to begin in late January. “‘Ram Setu’ has about a month of shooting left, and the producers have decided to finish it in Mumbai.” The production team is currently planning the entire schedule, which will include both indoor and outdoor shoots. “The team expects to start filming by the end of this month,” a source told News18.

Abhishek Sharma directed ‘Ram Setu,’ which was first announced for Diwali 2020. Aruna Bhatia, Akshay’s late mother, was one of the producers.

Following the film’s theatrical release in October 2022, ‘Ram Setu’ will be available for Prime members in India, as well as more than 240 other countries and territories, in the near future. Amazon Prime will also be the film’s worldwide exclusive streaming partner.

 

 

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