Photo: Shahrukh-Deepika shoot for 'Chennai Express'


Shah Rukh Khan was in the news recently for his much-hyped film “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” which has been declared a huge hit already. The film starred Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the pivotal roles.

However, what gives a glimpse of the energy of Shah Rukh is the news that rather than celebrating the success of his film he has got back to work for his upcoming film “Chennai Express” that stars Deepika Padukone. The film is being directed by Rohit Shetty.

The film is being shot in Goa where Rohit Shetty had previously shot all his films. The “Golmaal series”, “Singham” and “Bol Bachchan” has been shot in this locale and therefore in the case of “Chennai Express” there is no difference.

Deepika has an interesting look in this film unlike the other films in which she has been seen. She portrays the typical look of a South Indian village girl. A source added, “She is sporting a half saree and two long plaits. SRK on the other hand has a very casual wardrobe in the film.”

The film has a train sequence that has been touted as the most important part of the film and it binds the story together.  A scene from the sets of the films have been published which shows the train sequence being shot. It seems like a repeat of the climax, from the film, “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”.  The only difference this time around is Deepika Padukone and not Kajol. Also Deepika seems to be walking past slowly rather than running to board the train.

Also DDLJ’s train sequence was shot in EURAIL, whereas the train sequence of this film will be shot using the Indian Railways that forms the setting of this film. This sequence definitely seems like a try to recreate the magic that the pair of SRK and Kajol had done earlier.

A source from the units of this film revealed, “Shah Rukh Khan has been shooting at the Vasco junction since Saturday….Platform number 2 has been cordoned off and the shoot is taking place there. A train has also been hired. This is Deepika's first outdoor shoot for the film.” He also added talking about the sequence, “There is a resemblance, yes. But it's not an attempt to recreate the scene. This happens to be an important part of the sequence of events.”

This film is slated for a release next year.


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