Reliance Entertainment issues a statement regarding news claiming that actor Hrithik Roshan has influenced the film’s budget by refusing to shoot in Uttar Pradesh and had asked for a film set depicting UP in UAE instead of filming it in the state itself.
Vikram Vedha is remake of south drama by the same name, the hindi version stars Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf, Yogita Bihani, Sharib Hashmi and Satyadeep Mishra.
The official handle of Reliance Entertainments issued a statement, citing reasons for shooting in UAE.
The note read, “We have been noticing a lot of misleading and totally unsubstantiated reporting on Vikram Vedha shooting locations. We clearly want to clearly state that Vikram Vedha has been shot extensively in India, including Lucknow. A portion of the film was shot in United Arab Emirates in October-November of 2021 since it was the only location providing the infrastructure for a bio-bubble that accommodated crew of such scale, also allowing building of sets in a studio during the preceding months of the shoot. We chose to do that out of health and protocol concerns. Any attempt to twist these set of facts are clearly mischievous and untruthful. Also we would like to emphatically state that at Reliance Entertainment while we welcome suggestions from creative talent, the production and budgetary decisions are a centralised prerogative".
Vikram Vedha, is an edge-of-the-seat action crime thriller which tells the story of a tough police officer who sets out to track down and hunt a menacing gangster.
The film is presented by T-Series Films, Reliance Entertainment, Friday Filmworks and YNOT Studios. The film is directed by Pushkar & Gayatri and produced by S. Sashikanth and Bhushan Kumar. It is slated for 30th September 2022 release.