The shooting of several upcoming films has been affected due to surge in Covid-19 cases in India. According to sources, the New Delhi schedule of Yash Raj Films’ much-awaited Tiger 3, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, which is being directed by Maneesh Sharma, has been cancelled. The cast was supposed to head to Delhi mid-January for a crucial schedule to wrap the principal shooting of the highly-anticipated film.
The source tells us, “The time is not conducive to plan big outdoor schedules. Omicron threat is real and it is only wise that the makers are choosing to be cautious at this sensitive time. The intense 15-day schedule, which was expected to begin on January 12, stands postponed as of now, given the surge of coronavirus cases across India, including New Delhi. This schedule will now be planned and executed at a later stage.” The film will bring Salman and Katrina back on screen together after her marriage to actor Vicky Kaushal last month. The two actors were last seen sharing screen space in Bharat.
The source also shares a quick update on the film’s progress. “Tiger 3 team has visited several cities across the world as Tiger and Zoya are on their most deadly mission yet in the third instalment of this action spectacle franchise. The entire team has left no stone unturned for brilliantly completing challenging shoot schedules during the pandemic because of the scale that director Maneesh Sharma and YRF wanted to achieve. So, if they have decided to postpone the Delhi schedule, it is definitely a very well thought-out decision from the production house.”
Reportedly Karan Johar, who is helming Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani was all set to shoot a song featuring Ranveer and Alia in Mumbai’s Goregaon Film City on January 10. However, according to a source close to the project, this shoot has been put on hold for the time being.
A source tells indianexpress.com, “The song’s shoot was planned much in advance and a set was already being built on a grand scale. However, Karan (Johar) did not want to take any chances with the rising cases of Covid-19 in Mumbai, he wanted to make sure that his cast and crew stays safe in these testing times. The set will, however, stay up until they can resume the shoot at a better time.”