Kashmir known for its beauty, weather and the aura of love have been explored by a lot of films to recreate romance for the big screen. But Salman Khan always thinks hatke and adds his style to his films.While everyone has made a love story in Kashmir, Salman Khan will be seen doing integral action sequences in Kashmir for his upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Salman and director Kabir Khan shot the most spectacular and grandest chase sequences in Kashmir.The maker’s team had an extensive shoot of 45 days in some of the most beautiful spots in Kashmir. The makers had to shoot some of the most crucial scenes there.
Kabir was keen on shooting this sequence in only a select special location and he himself handpicked each one of them. He hunted for the unexplored location in Kashmir with beautiful surroundings.
The film was largely shot in Pahalgam, Chandanwadi, Sonmarg, Aru, and small towns near these places. It was one of the most thrilling experiences for the entire team. The entire team would trek for more than an hour to reach the desired locations.
Kabir Khan shares, “The BB climax was shot at the base of the Thajwas glacier outside Sonamarg. Located at 10 thousand feet 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 was were the 7000 extras that we had on set every day. Transporting them in hundreds of buses and then embarking on the hour long trek was a huge logistical challenge for the production. To add to their woes was the sub zero temperatures and hail storms that would interrupt the shoot.”
“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 packed with action and strong emotions. We always knew this would be a challenging shoot, but the cast and crew despite sub zero temperatures and 18 hour days managed to stay the course and the results are spectacular,” says Amar Butala, co-producer and COO of Salman Khan Films.