Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter, Sara Ali Khan is all set for her Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor's Kedarnath. Sushant Singh Rajput will be playing Sara's leading man in the film. The first schedule of the film was shot in the Himalayas and the second schedule is all set to start in Mumbai. According to a DNA report, the makers have built a set in Mumbai for a whopping 7 crores.
A source told the daily, “They have replicated the entire holy city at a whopping cost. A model of the Kedarnath temple has also been designed. Since the film is an inter-faith love story, set against the backdrop of the devastating Uttarakhand floods, the makers plan to shoot the flood sequences now. Hence, this will be the city that will go under the water. Huge water tankers, too, are going to be made available for the shoot.”
The source went on to add, “Prernaa Arora and Abhishek Kapoor, who are co-producing the film, didn’t want to compromise on their vision. Building the whole set has cost them a whopping Rs 7 crore. In recent times, this is one of the biggest sets that has been created,” added the source.
The decision to shoot in Mumbai was taken as flood sequences cannot be shot at real locations. The source further added, “They shot the major portions in Kedarnath during the first schedule, but they cannot shoot the flood scenes there. It has to be done in a controlled environment. So, they decided to put in money to recreate Kedarnath in Mumbai itself.”
Initially, 'Kedarnath' was slated for a June 2018 release. But, it has now been postponed to December 2018. The film will clash with Aanand L Rai's directorial venture starring Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty's next starring Ranveer Singh.