Superstar Ajay Devgn’s next movie Raid shooting is going on in Lucknow. The shoot of this action-thriller was stalled on Friday owing to the owners of Jahangirabad Palace denying permission to shoot there at the last moment. The palace was to be shown as the Prime Minister and Finance Minister’s offices in the film.
“We had prepared to shoot a sequence at the Jahangirabad Palace in Hazratganj with actor Saurabh Shukla yesterday. But at the last moment, the owner of the palace Sameer Yadav, told us we couldn’t shoot there. The reason given to us was that Raja Saheb Mohammed Jamal Rasul Khan was expecting some guests hence the palace was not available for shooting,” informs a source from the Kumar Mangat Pathak film unit, quoted in Times Of India.
Sameer Yadav, the heir to Raja Jahangirabad, confirming the news says, “Yes, Kumar Mangat ji was supposed to shoot here yesterday and today but at the last moment we had to tell them to look for some other place as Raja saheb had some guests over at the palace and didn’t want any disturbance during their stay. Now, I believe the unit will shoot here sometime next month.”
Raid is directed by Raj Kumar Gupta and produced by Kumar Mangat and Bhushan Kumar jointly. Ileana D’Cruz, who was last seen in Ajay Devgn’s Baadshaho, is playing the female lead in this movie as well. Raid film centered around a famous high profile income tax raid in UP and is thus based on real life incidents. The film will be hitting screens on March 26th 2018.