12 Nov 2019
'Dostana 2': Delhi shoot called off due to pollution
Be it the residents of the city or big stars making movies, the harrowing air pollution in the capital city doesn't discriminate between anyone.
Recently, in an unfortunate turn of events, the team of Karan Johar's upcoming movie Dostana 2 reportedly called off the Delhi leg of their shooting schedule due to concerns over the city's distressing air quality.
Here's what went down.
Smog made it difficult to breathe, and capture quality shots
According to a Bollywood Hungama report, the Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor-starrer movie was planned to be shot in Delhi, but a thick layer of smog made it difficult for the team members to breathe properly, and capture good shots.
Reportedly, the filming of the movie remains stalled until weather conditions improve in the capital.
Recently, Priyanka Chopra also expressed concern over pollution in Delhi
To recall, Priyanka Chopra, who is also currently in Delhi, shooting for her upcoming Netflix film, The White Tiger, had recently shared a picture of herself, with her face covered with an anti-pollution face mask, while expressing serious concern over pollution in the national capital.
The movie, also starring Rajkummar Rao, is an adaptation of the Booker prize-winning 2008 eponymous novel by Aravind Adiga.
"I can't even imagine what it's like to live here"
Shoot days for #thewhitetiger. It’s so hard to shoot here right now that I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live here under these conditions. We r blessed with air purifiers and masks. Pray for the homeless. Be safe everyone. #airpollution #delhipollution😷 #weneedsolutions #righttobreathe
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Shooting of 'Dostana 2' began on November 9
Notably, shooting of Dostana 2 began on November 9 in Chandigarh, as Kartik took to his Instagram handle to announce the shoot commencement.
Helmed by Collin D'Cunha and bankrolled by Johar, the movie is a sequel to the 2008 hit romantic comedy movie Dostana.
Apart from Kartik and Janhvi, the film also stars popular TV star Lakshya (Porus).
It will hit theaters in 2020.
The cast and crew could not breathe, reveals the report
"The cast and crew couldn't breathe. Visibility was so low that the camera couldn't capture the shots properly. It was a no-win situation. The team decided to disperse until the weather improves," sources close to the development told the website.
Some other upcoming movies of Kartik and Janhvi
- Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
- Dharma Productions
- DOSTANA 2
- Gunjan Saxena
- Janhvi Kapoor
- Karan Johar
- Kartik Aaryan
- Roohi Afza
- Aravind Adiga
- Bollywood Hungama
- Collin D
- Collin D'Cunha
- Ghost Stories
- Imtiaz Ali
- Janhvi Kapoor-starrer
- Pati Patni
- Pati Patni Aur Woh
- Priyanka Chopra
- Rajkummar Rao
- White Tiger