Madhavan and Jimmy Sheirgill to Begin Shooting for Their Respective Shows in UAE Next Month
Rhea Srivastava -
The coronavirus may have halted shooting for movies and shows the world over but we're all recovering and restarting slowly. The good news is that filming in the UAE restarts with two star-studded shows which include actors like R Madhavan, Jimmy Sheirgill and Prakash Raj.
July sees the collaboration between Gaurang Doshi (of Aankhen and Deewaar fame) and Suhail Mohammad Al Zarooni, an Emirati business, to produce the two shows. Around 100 cast and crew members are expected to make their way to the middle east for about four to five months of shooting. The team intends to shoot for two seasons in one go.
The first project is titled '7th Sense' starring Madhavan, which is a murder mystery. Prakash Raj will be seen in the espionage thriller 'Line of Fire.' Both will be shot one after the other.
Other actors working on 7th Sense are Ronit Roy, Chunky Pandey, Tanuj Virwani, Aashim Gulati, Sana Saeed, Ahsaas Channa, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Sajjad Dela Frooz and Manuj Sharma. The show is directed by Karan Darra and written by Gibran Noorani.
Line of Fire boasts of names like Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Tanuj Virwani, Vijay Raaz, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Kabir Singh, Sana Saeed, Manu Rishi and Tanvi Azmi, apart from Raj and Sheirgill.
“Indian cinema holds a very special place in our hearts, both for the entertainment value and the art of storytelling. Its popularity is evident from the overwhelming following it enjoys at a global level. Gaurang Doshi has created the masterpieces in Indian cinema, is an iconic filmmaker and is known to tackle subjects that are unique in nature. I’m superbly excited to be associating with him,” said Al Zarooni in a statement
Gaurang Doshi is also excited to get things back in gear by shooting in the UAE. “Keeping true to this sentiment we are the first team to begin shooting during the COVID pandemic. I’m also super excited to be in the UAE which offers such a beautiful variety of locations and a perfect backdrop for the brilliant and mind-blowing show that the series promises to be,” he said.
7th Sense and Line of Fire are slated for a mid-2021 release. Their platforms are yet unconfirmed.