It seems Kabir Khan has played all his cards to ensure that the much awaited Bajrangi Bhaijaan keeps the public in awe of every frame until the very end. Although the upcoming film has been shot in various cities the most crucial scenes were shot during a 45 day schedule in Kashmir. Recent reports claim that the director handpicked each location for the film, which is being produced by Salman Khan himself along with Rocky Venkatesh. The most intriguing location, however, is the one Kabir picked for the climax of the film. The emotional and action packed climax was shot at the base of the Thajiwas glacier in Sonamarg, which is 10,000 ft above sea level!
“The climax of the film was shot at the base of the Thajiwas glacier in Sonamarg, which is 10,000 ft above sea level. The 300-strong technical crew had to trek for an hour through snow every morning to reach the location. Added to this, were the 7,000 extras that we had on set every day. Transporting them in buses, and then embarking on the hour-long trek was a huge logistical challenge for the production. To add to their woes were the sub-zero temperatures, and hail storms that would interrupt the shoot,” Kabir tells Hindustan Times.
We shot the climax in the heart of Kashmir, surrounded by snow-clad mountains. The sheer scale at which it is shot is overwhelming. ''Kabir has shot an incredible climax with Salman and Kareena, which is packed with action and emotion. We always knew this would be a challenging shoot, but the cast and crew, despite 18-hour days, managed to do it, and the results are spectacular," says Amar Butala, co-producer and COO of Salman Khan Films, further recounting the challenges of shooting the film.
The movie is set to release on Eid this year and we're certainly holding our breaths for this one.