Exclusive Photos: Saif, Katrina shoot for ‘Phantom’
The beautiful landscape of Gulmarg in Kashmir is once again full of activities as Saif Ali Khan is shooting for his upcoming action thriller movie ‘Phantom’ in Kashmir. Once the valley was left barren due to instability brought by terrorist activities, again seems to be on the radar of Bollywood producers and directors.
The snow layered famous ski resort of Gulmarg in the northern Kashmir is the location for the shooting of Sajid Nadiadwala’s movie ‘Phantom’ which is starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Khan. Officials informed that shooting is taking place at Kangdoori in the periphery of the resort, 55 kms from the resort. The crew will continue shooting for five days in the valley.
The film is directed by Kabir Khan. Led with the director, the crew of the movie arrived in Kashmir last week and has been busy gearing up for the shooting since then. However, Saif Ali Khan arrived today morning. It is not known if Katrina has joined the crew here or not.
It is informed that for the next four or five days, the shooting will cover breathtaking locales of the resort. The snowfall has been a major attraction for the tourists from all over the country.
The shooting of the movie began in Beirut, Lebanon in October last year. During the shoot, the crew was provided with adequate security due to instable political situations of the country. Saif’s wife, Kareena Kapoor also took a holiday during that time and joined her husband in Beirut. There she bonded with Katrina. Katrina and Ranbir are the latest Bollywood couple. Ranbir is also Kareena’s cousin.
Saif has learnt Kurdish and will be speaking a few lines in Kurdish in this movie. In ‘Phantom’, Saif and Katrina play the role of secret agents. The movie is about global terrorism and about post 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
Nadiadwala’s production house will also shoot another movie in Kashmir. In that movie Jakie Shroff’s son will be making a debut. Apart from him, Vishal Bharadwaj’s adaptation of Shakespeare's play Hamlet was shot in the valley of Kashmir. Even film ‘Haider’ continued an extensive shooting schedule in Kashmir.
‘Phantom’ will be released on 2nd October, 2014. The movie will also see Turkey as one of the shooting locations. ‘Phantom’ was earlier called as ‘Daniyal Khan’. Both Saif and Katrina have undergone tough and rugged training for the movie.