Director Kabir Khan on Chandu Champion: ‘Was tough to shoot war sequence set in 1965 Kashmir’

The film, headlined by Kartik Aaryan, also features Vijay Raaz and Rajpal Yadav in pivotal roles
Director Kabir Khan on Chandu Champion: ‘Was tough to shoot war sequence set in 1965 Kashmir’

Kabir Khan, whose upcoming directorial Chandu Champion, is scheduled to release in two weeks, recently spoke about the difficulties he faced while shooting the Kartik Aaryan headliner.

While talking about the film's shooting, Kabir said, "Shooting Chandu Champion was indeed a task. We were shooting the war sequence in Kashmir set in 1965, so we needed to ensure that the entire backdrop looked authentic and showcased the same theme. We tried presenting Kashmir in a way that would make people feel like they were traveling back to that time."

The film is a sports-drama and is inspired by the real-life story of freestyle swimmer and boxer Murlikant Petkar, who was a jawan of the Craftsman rank in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers in the Indian Army and won the country's first Paralympic gold.

Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Kabir Khan, and Firuzi Khan, Chandu Champion also stars Vijay Raaz in the role of Petkar's boxing coach and Rajpal Yadav. It has cinematography by Sudeep Chatterjee, music by Pritam, editing by Nitin Baid, and production design by Rajnish Hedao.

The film will be released on June 14 this year.

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