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Jackky Bhagnani: UK shoot of ‘Bell Bottom’ amid pandemic was tough

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The Akshay Kumar-starrer Bell Bottom completed shooting in the UK earlier this month, and the film unit is now headed back to India. The film co-stars Vaani Kapoor, Huma S. Qureshi and Lara Dutta Bhupathi, and a teaser was released recently.

The teaser is dominated by Akshay Kumar’s swagger to the beats of a retro score. Released on October 5, the teaser had garnered over 25 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours.

Recalling the arduous task of filming in a foreign locale amid the pandemic, producer Jackky Bhagnani said, “This week has been special for everyone. The response to the ‘Bell Bottom’ teaser has truly been overwhelming. It was a difficult phase to shoot given the current scenario but it’s heartwarming to see our hard work being appreciated.”

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The film is a spy thriller set in the eighties. Directed by Ranjit M. Tewari, the film is slated to release on April 2 next year.  –ians/sug/vnc

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