Salman Khan's 'Radhe' to Shahid Kapoor's 'Jersey' - Bollywood films that wrapped shoot in 2020
Bollywood is determined to entertain its dedicated audience and despite the year that 2020 has been, actors, crew, technicians, dancers - everyone returned to their job as lockdown norms were eased. Making sure that everyone is entertained in 2021, several Bollywood films wrapped their shoot gearing up for release next year. From Salman Khan starrer 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai' to Shahid Kapoor's sports drama 'Jersey' and Kangana Ranaut's Jayalalithaa biopic 'Thalaivi' - take a look at Bollywood films that wrapped shoot in 2020.
Salman Khan declared the wrap of his action entertainer 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai' on October 14. Directed by Prabhu Dheva, 'Radhe' features Disha Patani as the leading lady, marking her second film with Salman Khan. This film was scheduled to hit the screens on Eid 2020, but the pandemic postponed all plans and now the makers are eyeing to release 'Radhe' during Eid 2021. The film also features Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff in pivotal roles.
'Bell Bottom' emerged as the first film to shoot internationally during the COVID-19 outbreak and also wrap up the shoot. Directed by Ranjit Tiwari, the film features Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi. Announcing the film's wrap, Akshay had shared on Instagram "Mission accomplished! After a long but fruitful schedule, grateful to have shot and completed #Bellbottom during the pandemic!" Shot extensively in Scotland, the film is set to hit the screens on April 2, 2021.
Kangana Ranaut announced the wrap of 'Thalaivi' on December 12 with an emotional note. "And it's a wrap, today we successfully completed the filming of our most ambitious project Thalaivi- the revolutionary leader, rarely an actor finds a character that comes alive in flesh and blood and I fall in love so hard but now suddenly it's time to say bye, mixed feelings," Kangana had posted on Twitter. 'Thalaivi' is directed by AL Vijay and also features Arvind Swami and Prakash Raj. The film will be simultaneously released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in 2021.
Shahid Kapoor had been shooting for his sports drama 'Jersey' before the pandemic and when the lockdown norms were eased he returned to the sets for a schedule of 47 days. Announcing the film's wrap Shahid had shared on Twitter, "It's a film wrap on #jersey .... 47 days of shoot during covid. Just unbelievable. I am so proud of the entire team. It's nothing short of a miracle. I want to thank each and every one from the unit for coming to set every day, putting themselves at risk and doing what we all love doing. Telling stories that touch hearts and make a difference. Jersey is a story that speaks of a Phoenix rising from the ashes. The triumph of an indomitable spirit. If there was ever a time I could connect with the underlying spirit of a film this was it. As we all fight through this pandemic. Let's always remember. This shall pass too. Here's to my best filmmaking experience yet."