Janhvi Kapoor-starrer film unit shoots in Chandigarh after protest in Patiala
Owing to security concerns in the wake of an incident in Patiala where a group of angry farmers disrupted the shoot of Janhvi Kapoor starrer film Good Luck Jerry, the production house decided to move the shooting to Chandigarh, about 70 kms from Patiala, to film the remaining sequences. Saturday’s incident happened on Bhupindra Road (shooting venue), followed by another round of fierce protest outside the hotel where Janhvi, movie director Sidharth Sengupta and other staff was staying.
On Monday, the unit landed in Sector 8 market to film some important scenes.
A source from the unit said, “It has been decided to carry on with the shoot in Chandigarh. We will be there for four days.” Sources said soon after the Saturday’s incident, the unit brainstormed to alter the strategy. They wanted to avoid any untoward incident again. And rather than holding talks or meeting with the officials in Patiala, they simply chose to change the location. The work to create a setup in Chandigarh started in the wee hours.
The shoot began in the morning and Janhvi who was spotted in simple looks was seen entering the shop created inside a showroom.
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She sat quietly at the enclosure, guarded heavily by the private security staff. We hear the local production team even met the Chandigarh police and others in the UT administration. A book store and a flower shop was created for the scene. Besides books and bouquet of flowers, it also had variety of soft toys.
For a while the unit staff and Janhvi will be commuting on a daily basis as they are lodged in a hotel in Patiala.
In case the shoot schedule is extended, a source in the production said everyone will shift to Chandigarh. “We were worried about the situation,” he said. It happened for the second time on Saturday. Previously too the shoot was halted on January 11 by the protesting group at Bassi Pathana city. Good Luck Jerry is a remake of a South film Kolamavu Kokila