However, the COVID-19 numbers suddenly started rocketing since the last one week and the spike every day has been only more scary. It would be only prudent enough to not go ahead on August 1 and wait it out for at least 15 more days- was the new general sentiment in the ‘Shamshera’ unit.
So now, Yash Raj has tentatively set an August 15/16 date for ‘Shamshera’ to roll again. This is for a 4 to 6 day of work of few scenes and patchwork.
Confirming the delay, Ashok Dubey (General Secretary, FWICE) told us, “Yes, there has been a delay by a fortnight as far as ‘Shamshera’ is concerned. The shoot for its remaining portions will now begin around August 15.”
Set in the 1800s, ‘Shamshera’ is about a dacoit tribe who took charge to fight for their rights and independence against the British. Ranbir (in a double role) will be seen in the titular character, while Dutt essays the antagonist and Vaani plays a dancer. Ronit Roy and Iravati Harshe also play important roles in the movie.
Other films which stand stalled in shoot/post-production owing to the Coronavirus invasion are Salman Khan‘s Radhe, Shahid Kapoor‘s ‘Jersey’, Varun Dhawan’s ‘Coolie No. 1’ and Ajay Devgn‘s ‘Maidaan’.