BOLLYWOOD ACTOR Anupam Kher and actress Jaya Bachchan joined the shooting of a movie, directed by Pradeep Sarkar under the banner of Yashraj Films in Varanasi on Sunday. Anupam Kher, Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukharjee and Konkana Sen gave shots at an indoor location at Ramnagar Fort.
Attractive sets depicting the look of famous by-lanes of Varanasi have been formed inside the Ramnagar Fort. Makeshift betel shops, tea stalls etc have been erected to give the typical look.
Local coordinator of the shooting, Ratishankar Tripathi informed that Anupam Kher, Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee and Konkona Sen had given their shots on Sunday. He further informed that actor Tinnu Anand had already given his shots for the picturisation of the song ‘Hum to Aise hain bhaiyya’ at Manikarnika Ghat.
It took two days to complete the shooting of this song.
Meanwhile, the shooting site in Ramnagar Fort was cordoned with tight security as no outsider was allowed to enter the venue. It may be recalled that Pradeep Sarkar’s team including Rani Mukherjee and Konkana Sen had to face protests during shooting in Varanasi. Self-styled culture cops of Kranti Shiv Sena and Shiv Sena had registered their protest against the shooting.
Shiv Sena activists had even staged a demonstration at Manikarnika Ghat on Saturday to oppose the restriction imposed by shooting team of the Manikarnika Ghat. They had opposed the restrictions and lifted the barricading from Manikarnika Ghat.