Lucknow: Despite the lockdown causing much problem for the film business, the city has retained its tag as a film shoot friendly destination. Several shootings have been happening in the city. After the unlock phase started, it was again lights, camera and action.
In 2021, there is a lot of hope. Everybody is upbeat about projects that are ready to roll this year. The shoot of Kartik Aryan-starrer ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa-2’ got stalled in March last year and is set to resume in Lucknow soon. Rajneesh Duggal’s film ‘Bagawat’ too got stuck in March but restarted and got wrapped in November 2020.
Films like ‘Satyamev Jayate-2’ were shot in Lucknow and Varanasi and Akshay Kumar shot ‘Atrangi Re’ in Agra. Serials too have seen a muhurat in the city, especially the one’s like ‘Khuda Hafiz’, ‘Maddam Sir’ and BB2 till March along with projects like ‘Chaurasi’, ‘Lahore Confidential’, ‘Jackson’ among others.
Web series like ‘Tawaif’, ‘The Prayag Raj’, among others are all rolling in the city. Dance guru Ganesh Acharya has shot a dance film ‘Dehati Disco’ at a village near the state capital. Starting soon will be projects like ‘Mission Majnu’, ‘Raktanchal-2’ etc.