Actor has resumed shooting at Ramoji Rao Film City; flies with his next directorial from Dec 11
Since the last eight months, Ajay Devgn
has been managing the home front and looking after son Yug as wife Kajol flew off to Singapore in August to be with their daughter Nysa, who is schooling there. The actor used the time to lock the script of his next directorial, along with a couple of outside productions. He finally took off to Hyderabad last week to resume work on Bhuj: The Pride of India from Tuesday at Ramoji Film City. He will be filming for almost two weeks till it’s a wrap for the patriotic war period drama.
“From December 11, Ajay jumps on to his directorial, Mayday, which reunites him with Amitabh Bachchan after almost eight years, with his De De Pyaar De co-star, Rakul Preet Singh, as his co-pilot. They will be shooting non-stop till January-end,” informed a source close to the development, adding that the edge-of-the-seat aerial drama will be shot indoors with a lot of visual effects. “Rakul will join the shoot from mid-December and the entire team will be stationed together in Hyderabad in a bio-bubble.”
The Hyderabad schedule will be followed by another one in Mumbai from January where Bachchan will be joining the team. It’s a prep-heavy film and the team has erected multiple sets in Hyderabad, under the supervision of their captain, Ajay. The film’s title is an internationally recognised distress signal used by pilots and sailors in case of a life-threatening emergency.
“After Mayday, Ajay is expected to resume work on the Syed Abdul Rahim biopic, Maidaan. While a lot of the film has already been shot, some football scenes are pending and should be shot in Mumbai where a football stadium will be recreated. “The film involves several global players as part of international football teams and an exact schedule will be chalked out once there is clarity on overseas travel protocol,” shared the source. Directed by Amit Sharma, the sports drama will showcase the golden era of Indian football when we won gold at the Asian Games in 1951 and ’62, and also reached the semifinals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. The film kicked off in August 2019 with Ajay as the team coach, Rahim.
Just before the lockdown Ajay had completed his part in SS Rajamouli’s period drama, RRR in Hyderabad. It features Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead with Alia Bhatt.
In Photos: Bollywood celebs jet off to the Maldives for a lockdown break
Blue waters of Maldives beckon celebs on holiday
After staying home for several months, Bollywood celebs have finally started stepping out, some for resuming work, and others for enjoying a quick getaway before getting into the routine once again. And what better than taking a trip to the Maldives to surround oneself with clean and pristine beaches and wonderful weather at this time of the year!
A string of Bollywood celebs including Taapsee Pannu, Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Eli Avram, Mouni Roy, Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia, among others, made the most of their free time vacationing in the archipelago and also dropped some of the most gorgeous pictures on their social media handles.
Here’s a look at all the celebs who took off to the Maldives this year as the COVID-19 situation eased in the neighbouring country:
Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet Singh has found the perfect occasion to take a short break to bring in her parents 31st wedding anniversary. A few days back, the actress, along with her parents and brother Aman Preet, left for Maldives though the big day which falls on November 26. Rakul says that it has been over 10 years since the Singhs took a family vacation.
On Wednesday morning, Tiger Shroff blessed our Instagram feeds with a shirtless picture of himself, announcing his arrival in the Maldives. He accompanied the picture with a cheeky caption: “Dress code for the next couple of days. Photo: Instagram/@tigerjackieshroff
Disha Patani was spotted at the airport with Tiger Shroff earlier in the day, and looks like the Baaghi actor has the best company on his vacation. While Disha didn’t share a picture of herself posing on the beach, she did give her fans a sneak peak into her vacation by sharing photos of the view from her hotel room. Photo: Instagram/@dishapatani
Katrina Kaif shared a beautiful picture with the blue waters of Maldives in the background, which left her fans spellbound. “So amazinggg to be in Maldives for shoot,” she wrote.
Singham actress Kajal Aggarwal, who recently tied the knot with long-time boyfriend Gautam Kitchlu, is currently honeymooning in the Maldives. The actress shared a series of pictures on her social media handles, while her dearest husband turned photographer for her. Photo: Instagram/@kajalaggarwalofficial
Last month, Varun raised the temperature on social media by sharing a picture of himself enjoying some quality time in the Maldivian sea. Not just that, but he also packed some punches with a colleague and befriended a rabbit, making the most of his short vacation. Photo: Instagram/@varundvn