Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta-starrer upcoming movie "Bhaiyyaji Superhit" is finally on the verge of completion. Shooting for the film had started in 2013 but financial crisis had reportedly forced the makers of the movie to halt it.
However, director Neeraj Gupta has now resumed shooting for "Bhaiyyaji Superhit" and hopes to wrap it up soon. "We recently resumed shooting and we have a schedule of 20-25 days. We shot with Preity last week. Now, she has taken a break for a few days as her husband and in-laws are in the country. They have all taken off to someplace. But she's soon going to join us again," Deccan Chronicle quoted Neeraj as saying.
Although almost three years have passed since the film's shooting started, the director said they are not facing any continuity issues and Sunny looks even younger now. "Recently, Sunny saw some footage from the filmed portions and he said that he feels he looks younger now. Of course, he's only getting younger by the day. We are going to shoot some action scenes with him soon," he said.
The report added that "Bhaiyyaji Superhit" is expected to be completed in two months and will hit the screens this year itself. Earlier, shooting of the movie was halted when a vigilance team from the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) had alleged that the producer of the movie had not paid dues to its members working on the film.
The team had said producer Mahendra Dhariwal did not pay around Rs. 2 lakh to its members. "Multiple cheques issued by Dhariwal dated in 2013 and 2014 bounced. Many of federation's members working on his film have not received payments and the total due is over Rs. 2 lakh. Hence the vigilance team had gone to his film's set to demand payment. A non-cooperation [notice] was issued against him last year in July. But since he had started shooting without clearing the dues, a vigilance team had gone to stall the shoot and demand payment," a source had told Mid-Day.
While Dhariwal had said he had already made the payment, the producer and the vigilance team were supposed to have a meeting on the issue on May 4. Looks like the meeting ended on a positive note and the makers of the film are back to shooting the concluding part.