Dateline Mussoorie: A film crew from Mumbai starring Akshay Kumar, Rakul Preet and Chandrachoor Singh are making sure that Mussoorie remains in the headlines.
Over the next two weeks, Bollywood stars are sure to keep Mussoorie and its environs ringing with ‘Lights, Camera, Action!” Shooting for the tail-end of yet-to-be-titled Bollywood movie the stars can be spotted in the town’s scenic locales of Everest House, Hathipaon, Mussoorie Mall Road.
A two day shoot was wrapped up in the iconic St.Georges College, Mussoorie. Directed by Ranjit Tiwari who has made block-buster movies like BellBottom with Akshay Kumar in the recent past, this ‘Thriller’ movie is slated for a year end release.
For someone how has childhood memories of the hill-station, Ranjit Tiwari says, “I have always liked Mussoorie because of its natural beauty, weather and its amicable people. Police and local admin have been very helpful. The crowd is very supportive,” on a personal note he adds, “ I will come back for more future projects and some personal time with my family.”
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani from Puja Entertainment, the Line Producers for the project ‘The Impressions Group,’ a Dehradun based company carried out a detailed recee of the hill-station six months back and zeroed down on these sites. Mayank Tiwari, partner, The Impressions tells us, “As always, it is always a delight to work with professionals on yet another big project. The 2022 calendar looks good for now, we will be working with Vicky Kaushal and Arjun Kapoor in the hill-state in the months to come.” Locals have found employment as junior artists bouncers, security, spot boys have been hired from Mussoorie and Dehradun.
While 50% of the film has been shot in London, the remaining will be shot in Mussoorie and Dehradun over the next few weeks, which will surely keep the otherwise sleepy town in a glittery buzz.