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Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra shoot at Indo-Nepal border for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is arguably the only Bollywood film to be shot at the Indo-Nepal border.

bollywood Updated: Dec 20, 2017 15:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Arjun Kapoor,Parineeti Chopra,Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Arjun Kapoor plays a cop in Sandeep Aur Pinky.

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, who have teamed up after five years (Ishaqzaade, 2005) for Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, are currently shooting for the film at the international border of India and Nepal that is constantly under radar for illegal immigration.

“Dibakar is filming extremely intense and gritty portions of the film at the Indo-Nepal border. The portions will show the tension between Arjun and Parineeti’s character. These are crucial and defining moments of the film. The area where the two are shooting is exactly at the border and is constantly under alert for illegal immigration and smuggling. People use an inflated rubber tube as a floating device on the Kali river at the border and make this risky crossing in the thick of a wintry night. So, shooting has been quite difficult. Local authorities have been of tremendous help providing the crew with assistance and necessary security,” a source told Hindustan Times.

The film’s crew was previously shooting in an Uttarakhand village, Jhulaghat, which will soon be immersed underwater because of the construction of a dam.

Dibakar’s film will end up being the only film to have a visual record of this quaint town that will be first evacuated and then submerged under water.

Arjun plays a 30-year-old cop from the Delhi Police’s special unit in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. Arjun’s character wants a promotion so he can play a more responsible role in law enforcement, and needs to undergo special training so that he can be assigned to high-profile cases.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is set to release on August 3, 2018.

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First Published: Dec 20, 2017 15:15 IST