Lucknow turns into Pakistan for Sidharth Malhotra’s film shoot | Hindi Movie News


Lalbagh was converted into a busy market area of Pakistan for Sidharth Malhotra‘s Mission Majnu in Lucknow. Dressed in a Pathan Suit, the actor was seen shooting since morning at the area around Sharma Chai shop. The scene was of Sidharth buying things from a hardware store that had a signboard displayed in Urdu.

Parmeet Sethi plays former RAW head RN Kao in the film (BCCL/ Aditya Yadav)

Sidharth plays a RAW agent in the film, inspired by a real life character and a true event, who infiltrates the neighbouring country as an undercover agent, while Parmeet Sethi plays the man leading RAW, based on the first man to lead the organisation, RN Kao.

Sidharth plays a RAW agent in the film who infiltrates the neighbouring country as an undercover agent (BCCL/ Aditya Yadav)

Sidharth plays a RAW agent in the film who infiltrates the neighbouring country as an undercover agent (BCCL/ Aditya Yadav)

The film story is based mostly in Pakistan and a lot of places in Lucknow will be replicated as being part of the neighbouring country.

The area around Sharma Chai in Lalbagh, Lucknow was converted into a Pakistani market for the shoot of Mission Majnu on Sunday (BCCL/ Aditya Yadav)

The area around Sharma Chai in Lalbagh, Lucknow was converted into a Pakistani market for the shoot of Mission Majnu on Sunday (BCCL/ Aditya Yadav)

Some portions of the film will also be shot in Agra in March.

The Shantanu Bagchi directed film also stars Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Mishra along with South actress Rashmika Mandanna marking her Bollywood debut with the film.

The area around Sharma Chai in Lalbagh, Lucknow was converted into a Pakistani market for the shoot of Mission Majnu on Sunday (BCCL/ Aditya Yadav)

The area around Sharma Chai in Lalbagh, Lucknow was converted into a Pakistani market for the shoot of Mission Majnu on Sunday (BCCL/ Aditya Yadav)

Parmeet, who reached Lucknow last week said he looked forward to shooting in Lucknow. “Lucknow nawabon ka shehar hai. I have never seen Lucknow but I hope I can see the city. But with the pandemic, I don’t think we may be able to go out much. The Lakhnawi food is very famous, so I’m hoping to have some delicious food here,” said the Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge actor.

Sidharth, however has shot earlier too in Lucknow in 2018 for Jabariya Jodi along with Parineeti Chopra.

The crew for the first few days shot at La Martiniere College, then in Qaiserbagh before canning shots at Lalbagh yesterday.



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