37 minutes agoWriter: Amit Karn
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Due to the double dose of vaccine in shooting films, the advantages of shooting with heavy cast and crew members are visible. A song from ‘Ponniyan Selvan’ has been shot by Mani Ratnam in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh with 400 junior artists. His entire unit was 1500 people including Orchha and Gwalior. Everyone had a double dose of the vaccine. As a result, there was no Kovid positive on the set. Surely everyone was being tested there every day. Its positive effect seems to be on Amazon Prime’s ‘Panchayat 2’. Its shooting is starting from September 21 in Bhopal. 90 percent shoot of ‘Ponniyan Selvan’ has been completed. The entire team was shooting for it in MP since 20th August.
1500 people were tested daily during the shooting
A source close to the film said, “Aishwarya had come for the shoot for just two days. Rest of the cast and crew were in Orchha, Gwalior and Maheshwar till last week. The film is set in the 10th century. Then to shoot. Locations were found matching from the time of the era. For this action, a team of action directors came from Thailand. There were about 65 stuntmen in it. Together with Vicky Kaushal’s father from India, he has designed the action. The entire unit is of 1.5 thousand people. The reason for no one to have covid was not only because of the double dose of the vaccine. Also, all those 1500 people were being tested daily.
35 to 40 lakh rupees were spent in its production every day.
Sources further said, “In those 1500 people unit, the crew of 132 people was from South. 400 junior artists were drawn from MP. 65 people from Thailand. 200 junior dancers came from Mumbai. 270 for junior artists of MP. People’s crew members were also hired. There were 125 drivers to travel all of them. There was a team of 150 kitchens. The team first shot in Orchha. Then it was shot in Gwalior and finally in Maheshwar. Every day for its production. 35 to 40 lakhs kept on spending. The team shot the same song sequences at Maheshwar Ghat where ‘Padman’ and ‘Dabangg 3’ took place. ‘Ponnian Selvan’ is being made in four to five languages. Its in Orchha The shooting took place at Chaturbhuj Temple and Jehangir Mahal.”