Film fans are in for a real treat with the new Saif Ali Khan starrer Bullett Raja as it has been revealed that the dramatic action sequences in the film have been shot at real locations in India, including the historic Hazratganj in Lucknow.
The city of Lucknow came to a standstill as besotted fans tried to catch a glimpse of their idol Saif Ali Khan as he filmed scenes from the eagerly awaited action entertainer. With such high octane stunts, including a thrilling chase down the traffic-gridlocked main road, it became necessary for the crew to obtain special permission from the city’s police to film in the vicinity and to avoid complete meltdown by the thousands of fans who thronged the area to see Saif Ali Khan. It is claimed that at one point, Saif had to stop the shoot and ask fans to calm down, so that he could resume.
Producer Rahul Mitra explains: ”Hazratganj, one of the nerve centers of the city, is an extremely crowded place and that made it impossible for us to shoot. People were very eager to see Saif Ali Khan, as for the first time an action sequence had been shot in this location. It’s only because of the support of local authorities that we could manage to shoot smoothly and on time.’
We hear that Saif Ali Khan was so excited by the thrilling stunt sequences in the film that he insisted on doing the majority himself.
‘Bullet Raja’ is an action entertainer in which Saif Ali Khan portrays the role of a commoner, Raja Mishra. He then gets transformed into Bullett Raja – a notorious, care a damn attitude gangster. A faithful friend and a loyal lover, living life on his own terms, setting his own rules, commanding respect and fearing no one, Bullett Raja in his true inimitable style takes on the system that creates people like him in a compelling struggle for power and ambition. With a story that’s engaging with twists and turns this promises edge-of-the-seat entertainment with Saif Ali Khan in and as ‘Bullet Raja’.
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, ‘Bullet Raja’ stars Sonakshi Sinha in the female lead. Set in Kolkata, the film also features Jimmy Shergill, Vidyut Jamwal, Chunky Pandey, Ravi Kishan, Raj Babbar and Gulshan Grover.
Bullett Raja is presented by Fox Star Studios India. It is a Brandsmith Motion Pictures and a Moving Pictures production. Bullett Raja was released in cinemas 29th November 2013.