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Farhan Akhtar’s Lucknow Central sets look massive and authentic. See pics

Farhan Akhtar’s next film is called Lucknow Central, which is being directed by Ranjit Tiwari. HT brings to you a sneak peek onto the huge sets of the jail that have been created in Film City, Mumbai.

bollywood Updated: Mar 23, 2017 20:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Farhan Akhtar,Lucknow Central jail,Ranjit Tiwari
Farhan Akhtar is playing a prisoner in the film Lucknow Central.

Farhan Akhtar’s next is a film called Lucknow Central for which a massive set (of the jail) has been built across two acres in Film City, Mumbai.

The film producers have re-created sets of Lucknow jail in Mumbai.

Set against the backdrop of a jail, Lucknow Central stars Farhan Akhtar playing a prisoner who forms a band along with other jail inmates.

Farhan Akhtar plays the lead role in the film.

Producer Nikkhil Advani wanted to ensure that the sets look as realistic as possible, so he hired a team of inmates to make the jail walls look authentic.

The walls are full of positive thoughts to inspire the prisoners, giving them an opportunity to improve and change their bad habits and start life afresh.

Since Nikhil hired a few real jail inmates, the producers decided to put up inspiring quotes on the walls.

Some of the quotes include:

“Achcha swasthya aur achchi samajh sabse bada dhan hai.”

The quotes talk about life principles, the importance of health and positive thoughts.

“Apne jeevan ko badalne ke liye aapko keval ek vyakti ki aavashyakta hoti hai, wah hai aap khud.”

“Jab tak aap khud par vishvaas nahi karte, tab tak aap bhagwaan pe vishvaas nahi kar sakte.”

A sample of the quotes on sets.
With weathered walls, the sets look very authentic.

The first schedule of the film has begun.

Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures, the film is directed by Ranjit Tiwari.

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First Published: Feb 28, 2017 11:55 IST