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Saif Ali Khan brings Lucknow to a halt

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 08, 2013
First Published: 16:30 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:48 IST(9/4/2013)

Traffic chaos, crowds and fan spillover marked the shoot of Saif Ali Khan’s Bullet Raja in Lucknow on Sunday. The team was shooting a scene where, Saif, who plays a gangster, was chasing actor Gulshan Grover. While Saif looked every bit the gangster in a black shirt, jeans, a big red teeka on his forehead and a pistol in his hand, Grover was wearing a suit, running on the roads of the city’s posh Hazratganj Market.

Though fans turned up to watch the actors shoot, the traffic jams got to them. “Total chaos as Saif shoots for ‘Bullet Raja’ on busy streets of Hazratganj. Wonder where’s all administration to manage traffic when it must have been a pre informed shoot for sure,” tweeted Madhukar Pandey, a fan.

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