BULLETT RAJA Saif Ali Khan shoots at historic Kakori by-pass
Tigmanshu Dhulia is one of the most acclaimed directors of our country. His style of film making and portrayal of unexplored genres of cinema is commendable. Right from being a closely knit film to leaving no loose ends in any part, he does everything just right.
For his upcoming action drama BULLETT RAJA, Tigmanshu Dhulia has shot in various parts of Uttar Pradesh and Kolkata. We hear that the director loves shooting at historical places, but has never been able to make such a place a part of his story. But with BULLETT RAJA, he worked around a sequence with symbolic references to the freedom struggle in India.
A major sequence of the film has been shot at Kakori. Kakori is the same place where the major robbery in the Indian History occurred which was led by late Chandrashekhar Azad against the British Rule.
Tigmanshu Dhulia always wanted to shoot at Kakori and he made the most of it with his film BULLETT RAJA, as the subject suits it. The action sequence in Kakori went on for three days and was one of the most difficult and challenging sequences of the film.
A source close to the team said, 'Kakori train by-pass is a beautiful location to shoot as it is not densely populated. We did extensive recce to make a note of the train arriving pattern. The crew used to be informed 15 minutes in advance, to avoid any kind of damage or causality. The safety measures taken to shoot this part were abundant to avoid any kind of mishaps. This place is not much known in the film industry.
"BULLETT RAJA got itself associated with history by shooting at Kakori crossing. I have always been a student of history and really enjoy shooting at places with great historical value," said an elated Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Releasing on 29th November, Fox Star Studios' BULLETT RAJA is premised on fictional mafia based in Uttar Pradesh starring Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergill, Vidyut Jamwal, Gulshan Grover, Raj Babbar and Chunky Pandey.
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