Masks, on-set docs and temperature checks: Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bellbottom’ gears up for UK shoot


Mumbai, July 27

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar shall be heading to the United Kingdom to start out the taking pictures for his movie ‘Bellbottom’ and the actor says the makers have chalked out a plan to make sure security of your entire crew amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The group of ‘Bellbottom’, together with actors Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta, shall be travelling to the UK in August for a start-to-finish schedule.

Produced by Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment, ‘Bellbottom; is without doubt one of the first movies to announce resumption of taking pictures schedule within the wake of coronavirus-induced lockdown, which had introduced the leisure business to a grinding halt.

“The new regular has made us realise a unique manner of working that none of us might have imagined. As a lot as I’m glad to be again on the units, it is also essential for us to handle every thing round us.

“Pooja Entertainment has laid down a safety plan for our shooting schedule abroad. We hope these measures help us accomplish a smooth and safe shoot,” Akshay stated in an announcement.

The manufacturing home will constitution a flight to fly your entire unit with medical services. 

Besides medical-grade masks and face shields, the manufacturing home can even make it obligatory for the solid and crew to put on a wrist watch that can always monitor their oxygen ranges, physique temperature, blood stress, stress ranges and pulse.

A centralised dashboard will file the parameters of your entire unit and hold a test for any modifications in readings.

Director Ranjit M Tewari stated although it’s going to be a problem to shoot underneath the present state of affairs, the crew is happy to start out the work.

“It is going to be a challenging shoot given the circumstances, but I am extremely confident of the health and safety protocols put in place by Pooja Entertainment. Every member of the ‘Bellbottom’ family is exhilarated and geared up to kickstart work,” Tewari stated.

The movie’s on-set pointers additionally consists of sustaining social distancing of a minimum of six toes wherever potential, hand sanitising stations out there all through the set, disinfecting floor areas and gear utilizing alcohol-based sanitisers earlier than and after each shoot.

Producer Jackky Bhagnani stated the protection measures have been put in place because the well being of his unit is of utmost significance.

“I’m actually grateful to Akshay Sir with out whom this movie and this shoot would have been inconceivable. He is a rock and our guiding gentle. It is just after each division and each particular person was assured of the measures taken that we’re embarking on this journey.

“From a doctor on the set at all times to keeping the entire set disinfected at all times, ‘safety first’ is our mantra. It’s a challenge but it makes ‘Bellbottom’ even more special for all of us,” Jackky stated.

Written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh, the retro-drama is about within the 1980s and is about one among India’s forgotten heroes.

Production designers Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborty stated taking pictures a movie in present occasions shall be a activity however they’re taking a look at it as a “creative challenge” for the group, to ship work and comply with all of the protocols.

The spot boy group for the movie and the technical employees has been briefed concerning the means of on-set precautions.

Backed by Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani, ‘Bellbottom’ is slated to launch on April 2, 2021. PTI



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