Bollywood seems to be really fond of Lucknow. With quite a good number of movies being shot in the city in recent years, it seems that Lucknow is all set to be a hub for Bollywood shootings.
Well, after Raid hitting the silver screens now National Award winning director Tigmanshu Dhulia is in the city for the shooting of his next venture ‘Milan Talkies’.
The shooting has started in the city and the first shot was taken at Gulab Cinema, Golaganj in old Lucknow.
The Gulab Cinema is serving as Milan Talkies for the film which stars Ali Fazal along with Shraddha Srinath. While Shraddha has worked in South Indian movies, Milan Talkies will be her Bollywood debut.
Interestingly Lucknow is the hometown of the lead actor Ali Fazal who seems to have mixed feelings while shooting in his city.
“It is the first day of the shoot and I am really excited to be joining the Milan Talkies team in my hometown. A lot of new things will be happening for the first time for all of us,” he said talking to a leading daily.
“I am working with Shraddha in her first Bollywood film. It feels very weird to be shooting in Lucknow. I’ve lived here, known these gullies, mohallas all my life, and I never thought I will be shooting here. It feels good,” he added.
While his co-star Shraddha said, “I am very nervous. This is a new industry for me because I come from the South and I don’t know the way things work here but I think it is going to be great. I am very happy and proud to be working with some amazing names. I couldn’t have had a better start to my Bollywood career.”
Milan Talkies is a romantic film and the screenplay and dialogues have been written by Tigmanshu Dhulia himself. The film also stars actors like Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Mishra, Deep Raj Rana, Yashpal Sharma and Sikander Kher.
Well, we are yet again excited. Lucknow is attracting Bollywood like never before and it will definitely be a chance for aspiring actors from the city to closely witness the art of film-making. Besides, the actor is also a Lucknowi lad. What can be more exciting?