Akshay Kumar's Bellbottom to start rolling in August in UK; Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta join cast
The espionage thriller will be the first Bollywood film to commence shooting in a foreign location post the lockdown
Filming of Bellbottom, starring Akshay Kumar, will begin in August in the UK. It will be the first Bollywood film to commence shooting in a foreign location post the lockdown. Besides Akshay and Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta have joined the cast.
Bellbottom is an espionage thriller set in the 80s. The film is directed by Ranjit M Tewari and co-produced by Jackky Bhagnani. The makers have laid down a thorough precautionary plan to take their artists on floors.
“We wanted Bellbottom to take shape the best way possible, but at the same time keeping the safety of the crew as our top priority,” Jackky shared. “All our activities will be minutely monitored to make sure no one is at risk and we're following all the issued guidelines. The cast and crew are on board and offering full cooperation.”
On commencing filming, Akshay said, "We are glad to be able to start shooting for Bellbottom after the long lockdown. The team has made special plans and taken precautions keeping the current situation in mind. I am looking forward to the industry doing what it does best and entertaining the audiences again."
Bellbottom is written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh. The film is set for release on April 2, 2021.