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Delhi to be recreated on Rs. 15 crore worth sets for Salman Khan

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 29, 2013
First Published: 10:48 IST(29/8/2013) | Last Updated: 11:01 IST(29/8/2013)
Salman Khan is ready to do some breath-taking action sequences on the streets of Delhi’s Connaught Place, Paharganj and Karol Bagh areas for his upcoming film, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick.

However, before his Delhi fans get all frenzied, we’d like to inform that the actor won’t actually be travelling to the Capital city, but will shoot on an expansive set in Karjat. The makers have spent a whopping R15 crore on this set, which will recreate these popular areas of Delhi. 

An industry insider says, “The set designer, Nitin Desai, has already started working on it. It will take more than two
months to construct the entire set.” Salman will wrap up a couple of his scenes based in Delhi — on the sets — over two months of shooting. 

Filmmaker Nadiadwala has lately been in constant discussion with Desai and his team to come up with the perfect set that resembles the Delhi locales. When contacted, he told us, “Yes, we are going all out to recreate popular locations. We are also getting autos, buses and other local elements from the city for the same.”

After the first schedule, Salman will also fly to London (early next year) to shoot for a major chunk of the movie. The actor was actually supposed to leave for the UK a few days ago, but his work permit/visa issues played spoilsport.

Now, apparently, to compensate for lost time, Salman has given bulk dates to Nadiadwala’s film. Once he starts shooting, he will only take a break in January to promote his next, Azaad, sources say. So, he has, effectively, kept aside almost 200 days for Kick.

Nadiadwala confirms the news saying, “We are shooting from October 20 till December end. And then, we will shoot again from February onwards till mid-June.” The action film releases next year during Eid, on July 27.
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