Lucknow has been a superhit location for various Bollywood projects and it is soon to be featured yet again, in actor Vidyut Jammwal's next, 'Khuda Haafiz Chapter II: Agni Pariksha'. A sequel project, the film is currently being shot in Mumbai and will reach Lucknow soon for the second scheduled production. The first instalment of the OTT release was also partly shot in Lucknow.
Upcoming film shoot in Lucknow
The first part of 'Khuda Hafiz' narrates a larger-than-life plot of two simple characters, essayed by Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi, that picks pace from Lucknow. A true representation of the city's hybrid culture and homogenous love, the new production will depict the intense love story of the same characters in the antecedent, which will notch up the screenplay of the drama-action film.
Talking about the sequel, Vidyut says, "The sequel is always special as it is a happy validation of what you've done in the past. This story resonates with me because every movie has made me wonder what happens after a happy ending. 'Khuda Haafiz Chapter II Agni Pariksha' chronicles a couple's journey amid the challenges of societal pressure after they've traversed over a huge turmoil."
Director-writer, Faruk Kabir says, "When I conceived the story of 'Khuda Haafiz Chapter II Agni Pariksha', I knew I had to be brave in writing it, and hopefully you will feel the heartfelt essence the characters go through. I hope we give the audience a film with a large canvas and an even bigger heart. My producers, Vidyut, Shivaleeka and all of us coming together for Chapter II even before a year of Chapter I releasing is truly a blessing and we will work harder than before to make it better."
Abhishek Pathak, Producer at Panorama Studios added, "We are deriving positivity from the phenomenal response we got for Khuda Haafiz as we begin the shooting for Chapter II. We hope to see that kind of love again. We have an engaging and thrilling story for our audiences coupled with a blend of intense drama and top-notch action."
The Lucknow landscape has emerged to be Bollywood's favourite child in recent times. Several productions have hit the floor here, be it big banner films or web series, or otherwise. This is categorically backed by Uttar Pradesh entertainment policy, which awards multiple rebates to films that are shot here. As per reports, Jimmy Shergill's next, Chuna will also feature Lucknow majorly.