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Priyadarshan to shoot in London Tube

After directing Aakrosh, director Priyadarshan has developed a penchant for action thrillers. He is currently shooting in London his upcoming film Tez, which is a remake of Speed.

bollywood Updated: Oct 16, 2010 19:27 IST
Priyanka Jain

After directing Aakrosh, director Priyadarshan has developed a penchant for action thrillers. He is currently shooting in London for producer Ratan Jain’s

Tez

. While Ajay Devgn plays a sardonic villain who holds a speeding train to ransom, the film also features Boman Irani and Kangana Ranaut.



Priyadarshan spent a week with the British rail department at their headquarters in London to study the train system. While most of the film is being shot in the Tube itself from London to Glasgow, the control room scenes will be shot in Mumbai next month.



Ajay Devgn

“It was imperative to shoot in an actual train to give the film a realistic touch. It wasn’t easy to get permission,” says the director. Due to the subject of his film, Priyadarshan also faced problems in acquiring work permits for his crew. “

Tez

is not about terrorism. It’s about a headstrong man (Ajay Devgan) wanting to show his power over the establishment and hence, holding a moving train to ransom,” says Priyadarshan.



“The film is similar to Jan de Bont’s

Speed

,” he adds. Other films shot on the same subject are Junya Sato’s

The Bullet Train

(1975) and Tony Scot’s

The Taking Of Pelham

123 (2009).



Boman Irani, who plays a Brit railway traffic supervisor in the film, had gone along with Priyadarshan to London for the recce. “I observed how the rail supervisors operate, especially the Brit lingo and jargon used in the profession. I will be seen on the microphone, processing information in the control room in

Tez

,” says Irani.