Lights, Camera, Mask: Akshay Kumar starts shooting for Bell Bottom with safety precautions.
MUMBAI: In an Instagram post, Akshay Kumar wrote, "lights, Camera, Mask On and Action Following all the new norms and filming on for #BellBottom! It is a difficult time but work has to go on. Need your love and luck".
Akshay Kumar, on Thursday (August 20), shared a video from the sets of his upcoming film Bell Bottom. On August 6, the team of film was spotted at the airport, headed to the UK. Bell Bottom is the first major Bollywood film to be shot abroad during the novel coronavirus crisis. In an Instagram post, Akshay Kumar wrote, "lights, Camera, Mask On and Action Following all the new norms and filming on for #BellBottom! It is a difficult time but work has to go on. Need your love and luck".
Meanwhile, Lara Dutta posted on Twitter, "And it begins!! I am claiming one for the girls!. As a 42 year old female actor, in this Covid period, it feels AMAZING to be the first to be back on set of a Bollywood film!Thankyou @poojafilms for creating a safe environment for us Folded hands. #BellBottom".
Akshay is among the first actors to resume shooting amid the pandemic and has said is not possible to live in fear. He said in one of his recent interviews on whether he was afraid: “Of course, I was, but for how long can you live in fear? Initially, when the pandemic started, very little was known about the virus – the way it affects a person. So, there was a lot of fear. Now, with time, we know more and also that it is possible to beat it if we have a good immune system. Hence, I decided to get back to work taking all the precautions, not just for me but the entire unit.”
Bell Bottom is an espionage thriller and will be set in the 1980s. The film is about one of forgotten heroes of India. It will star Akshay and Vaani Kapoor as its lead pair with Huma and Lara in prominent roles. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari and written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh, the film is being produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani under the banner of Pooja Entertainment, in association with Emmay Entertainment.