Team of Vijay-starrer Leo confirms they are safe as tremors rock Jammu and Kashmir

Mar 22, 2023 09:28 AM IST

The team of Leo has said that the cast and crew members shooting in Jammu and Kashmir are safe. Tremors were felt in India after an earthquake hit Afghanistan.

The shoot of actor Vijay’s upcoming Tamil action-thriller Leo has been progressing at breakneck speed in Kashmir over the last few weeks. On Tuesday, an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude rocked Afghanistan and its impact was felt across some parts of north India which include Jammu and Kashmir, and Delhi among others. (Also Read | Has Trisha Krishnan opted out of Vijay’s Leo? Her mom Uma Krishnan clarifies)

The team of Leo has said that the cast and crew members shooting in Jammu and Kashmir are safe.
The team of Leo has said that the cast and crew members shooting in Jammu and Kashmir are safe.

As the tremor was felt in Kashmir, the team of Leo took to their Twitter page to confirm that everyone is safe. Seven Screen Studios, makers of Leo, took to Twitter to inform that they were safe by sharing a Vadivelu GIF from the Tamil film Chandramukhi. They wrote, "We are safe nanba! - Team #LEO (sic)." Going by the GIF, it is evident that the team felt the impact of the tremor.

Leo marks the reunion of Vijay and director Lokesh Kanagaraj after Master. Tipped to be another gangster film laced with high action, the film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Mysskin, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Arjun, and Priya Anand among others.

A couple of weeks ago, actor Sanjay Dutt joined the sets of the film. He plays the prime antagonist. The project marks his Tamil debut and will be his next major south release after last year’s KGF: Chapter 2. The team is expected to complete the Kashmir schedule by April and return to Chennai for a short break. A massive airport set is being erected in Hyderabad for the next schedule.

Recently, Leo director Lokesh Kanagaraj confirmed that Leo will be a gangster film. However, he clarified that it won’t be a part of the film universe he’s building. Popularly called LCU – Lokesh Cinematic Universe began with Vikram which had a crossover of characters from Lokesh’s Kaithi.

It is after completing Leo that Lokesh will begin work on Kaithi 2 with Karthi. In Kaithi, Karthi played a prisoner on parole to meet his daughter he has never seen. When he crosses paths with a cop, he’s forced to join forces with him and fight the drug lords who are after a cocaine consignment in police custody. The entire story unfolds in a single night within a span of four hours. He also has the next part of Vikram with Kamal Haasan in the lead.

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