Updated: May 24
Fatima Sana Shaikh considers herself one of the luckiest people in the film industry. The actress was shooting along with Manoj Bajpayee and Diljit Dosanjh for her film Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari and wrapped the shoot at midnight.
Fatima and the team had been shooting at a breakneck pace – just with an intention to wrap the film on time, without a faint clue about what the Coronavirus had in store for everyone.
“The next day was when everyone was advised self quarantine and the makers realised that they had wrapped the shoot exactly on time so that there is nothing pending on the movie in terms of the shoot and the film could go directly into the post production unlike many other films which are pending – some for a single day and others for a week’s schedule or less. The film now complete after this long schedule that started in February,” says sources.
While the first schedule was shot in an old train pulled by a special diesel engine – as the film is set in the 1990s when there were no cell phones and social media. “The film has been directed by Abhishek Sharma and has been shot extensively in Mumbai itself. The makers wrapped the shoot in March 16 and films were asked to stop shooting from March 19 onwards. So this film is rather lucky,” adds our source.
Fatima is looking at a film to get her career back on track after the failure of her last film Thugs of Hindostan with Aamir Khan.