The makers of mega budget fantasy film Talismaan have decided to set foot on a virgin location. Vidhu Vinod Chopra Productions has planned a big shooting schedule of their Amitabh Bachchan starrer in Bhutan.
Our source reveals, "The Big B starrer will be shot in the jungles of our North-East neighbouring country Bhutan. The ageing superstar plays a warrior in the film, the plot of which is based on the famous Hindi novel Chandrakanta. The makers have chosen Bhutan, as the geography there is quite different. They will be erecting a huge set in Bhutan as well as in Mumbai. It is a big project and is still in the pre-production stage. There is a lot of research to be done. But since right now, Vidhu Vinod Chopra is busy with 3 Idiots, the film will go on floors only by the end of 2009. Recession is another factor that is delaying the film."
"Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, the mega cast of the film includes Aishwarya Bachchan who plays a princess, Abhishek Bachchan in the role of a warrior prince and Sanjay Dutt in a negative character. Aishwarya's look hasn't been decided yet but it will surely be very appealing as Chandrakanta is charismatic and physically strong. She will be required to do sword fighting.