Yash Chopra’s last creative inputs will be seen in Gunday

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jul 05, 2013 18:02 IST
  • Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh

    Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh share a light moment at the sets of Gunday.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra on a truck during the shooting of her upcoming movie Gunday. Priyanka Chopra, alongwith Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor has gone complete desi ...

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra on the sets of Gunday. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra, the film stars Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor, ...

  • Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Arjunn Kapoor

    Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjunn Kapoor have donned desi looks for their upcoming film, Gunday.

  • Ranveer SinghRanveer Singh at the sets of Gunday.

    Ranveer Singh at the sets of Gunday.

  • Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh

    Ranveer Singh has finished shooting for Gunday and is currently shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela. He also has two other films in his ...

  • Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh

    Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh play fast friends Bikram and Bala who turn out to be happy-go-lucky rebels in Yash Raj Films' next Gunday.

  • Arjun Kapoor

    Arjun Kapoor has some fun during the shoot of Gunday, his upcoming movie.

  • Gunday

    The crew of Gunday takes time out to have some fun during the shoot of the YRF movie.

  • Gunday

    Gunday is slated for late 2013 release.

Yash Chopra’s 1979 hit, Kaala Patthar (starring Amitabh Bachchan) is still considered an iconic movie. A major part of the film was shot on a set that was made to resemble a coal mine. And now, almost 34 years later, director Ali Abbas Zafar is also set to recreate a coal mine for his upcoming Yash Raj Films (YRF) production, Gunday. Incidentally, a few months before Chopra passed away (October 21, 2012) he shared his experiences of shooting his movie with Ali Abbas.

“The last YRF movie that was shot in a coal mine was Kaala Patthar. Back then, a Hollywood team was flown in to supervise the shoot,” says a source close to the production house. 

“Those discussions that Ali Abbas had with Yash sir in August 2012 were an invaluable resource to the makers while working on Gunday. Yash sir told him all about his experiences of shooting the coal mine sequences, which later became the guidelines for the sequences in Gunday. These scenes, in a way, will pay tribute to Yash sir.”

Rafiq Gangjee, spokesperson for YRF, adds, “This is indeed going to be a one-of-its-kind set (that is) being recreated for an action-packed sequence between Bikram (Ranveer Singh) and Bala (Arjun Kapoor) — two small time wagon-breakers and coal thieves, who become the most powerful mafia men in Kolkata. Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan are also part of this elaborate shoot (that’ll take place) later this month.


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