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Saif Ali Khan's Bullet Raja put on hold

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 05, 2013
First Published: 14:13 IST(5/1/2013) | Last Updated: 18:47 IST(7/1/2013)

After having shot for almost a month, the makers of Saif Ali Khan-starrer Bullet Raja have pushed the film’s shooting schedule ahead by a month to shift focus on director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s other film.

Dhulia is directing the sequel to Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011), which releases on March 8, and he has no choice but to finish shooting the last few scenes of that film first. An insider from the production house reveals that there are four to five days of shooting left, which will be completed in Delhi. “They need to finish shooting one song and a sequence in which Irrfan is shown playing polo. They have decided to shoot it mid-January,” says the source.

Irrfan too confirms the news. He says, “I have two days of shoot left. Then my portions in the film will be wrapped.” However, producer Rahul Mittra is worried that even if the shoot is wrapped up by the middle of this month, there will be very little time to complete the film in time for its release.

“There’s a lot to do beyond the shooting of the film. We have heavy post-production work, which takes some time to do. We have announced March 8 as the release date, so we’re concentrating on this film right now,” says Mittra, who plans to continue with the next schedule of Bullet Raja early next month. The sequel, titled Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, features Soha Ali Khan and Irrfan, along with the original cast — Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Randeep Hooda. The original was a story about intrigue, betrayal and ambition between a beautiful woman, her husband and an ambitious young man. The sequel’s plot is along the same lines.

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