Gunday Shooting in Oman
Director of ‘Gunday’, Ali Abbas Zafar posted on micro blogging site, Twitter, “I was in Oman scouting locations for ‘Gunday’. Now back in Mumbai.”
The movie has finished its schedule in Kolkata. According to the director, since the movie is about coal mafia, he is exploring Muscat in Oman for the final schedule. He also tweeted, “So last leg of Gunday shoot. Location hunting. Muscat,Oman.”
On 9th September, Ali Abbas tweeted, “Leaving Oman. Had a successful location scout. Will leave for Calcutta ,Raniganj for the final climax shooting. Last 15 days. Mixed feelings.”
‘Gunday’ is a Hindi romantic movie written and directed by Ali Abbas. The movie is produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. The movie features Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor in the lead roles.
According to the sources, the film is about two small time wagon breakers and coal thieves who later become powerful coal mafias. The movie is based on the real events that took place between 1971 and 1988. A major part of the shooting has taken place in Mumbai Yash Raj studio and Kolkata. Ali Abbas is also thinking of a few shots in Oman. The movie will be released on 14th February, 2014.
The character name of Priyanka Chopra is Nandita in this movie. Ranveer Singh is called Bikram whereas Arjun Kapoor is called Bala. Priyanka Chopra is also playing the love interest of these two boys. She will also do a cabaret number for this movie. The film is set in 1970’s. Both the male leads underwent physical training to match the character. They are portrayed as Bengali lads. Priyanka is seen as a country side girl. She is seen wearing sari in all the stills that have been released till now.
Apart from the lead actors, Irfaan Khan will also be seen in a prominent role as an intelligence agent. In an interview Khan stated, “I will be playing a 'larger than life' character in the film”. It is also rumored that Sushant Singh will do a cameo in this movie.
While shooting in Kolkata, Ranveer Singh had injured himself after falling from a height. He was immediately rushed to the hospital. A group of local professionals were hired in Kolkata to create a set for Durga Puja under Howrah Bridge to give a realistic appeal.
Song composer Bappi Lahiri is working with Aditya Chopra for the first time in ‘Gunday’.