Vikram Prabhu has said shooting for his upcoming film Wagah, in which he plays a BSF (Border Security Force) officer, was extremely challenging as the movie was shot in Kashmir near the India-Pakistan border.
"We would be shooting for the film on one side and there'd be
real shooting happening on the other! We would hear sounds of bombs
from a distance," he told Deccan Chronicle.
South Indians At The Border
The Sigaram Thodu actor has said the team
of Wagah could spot many South Indians In
Kashmir. "They were very friendly and interacted with us in a
happy mood," he has said.
"As it is, we were working at high altitudes. We would
sometimes go to even higher planes, and some of the technicians
felt breathlessness, since oxygen supply would be less in such
places," Vikram told the leading daily.
Wagah is all set to hit the screens on August
12. Produced by Balavishwaanathan, the film has its music
scored by D Imman. Sathish Kumar has cranked the
Actress Ranya Rao is making her Tamil debut with
Wagah. The 23-year-old beauty, who hails from Karnataka,
is relatively new to the acting industry as she has done just a
couple of Kannada movies.
The album of Wagah has 5 songs including the
theme music 'Love For Our Nation'. While Vairamuthu and Mohan
Raj have penned two songs each, Arunraja Kamaraj of 'Neruppu
Da' fame has written a song titled 'Aaniyae Pudunga
'Kumki 2' On The Cards?
Meanwhile, Vikram has revealed that talks are on to
fabricate Kumki 2, a sequel to the highly successful 2012
drama Kumki. The sequel too, will most probably be
directed by Prabhu Solomon.
Vikram's Upcoming Films
After Wagah, the Ivan Veramathiri
star will be seen in films such as Veera
Sivaji, Mudi Sooda Mannan and Neruppu
Da. While Veera Sivaji and Mudi Sooda
Mannan have Shamili and Manjima Mohan playing the female lead
respectively, Neruppu Da has Nikki Galrani
paired opposite Vikram.
But the actor has said he was well aware of the challenges
involved even before the shooting commenced.
"When Kumaravelan sir (director) approached me for the role, I
felt proud. I gave it my nod although I knew it would be a
challenging project indeed."
Speaking about how the team of Wagah acquired
permission to go about their shooting in Kashmir, Vikram has said
former Chief Minister of Kashmir, Mufti Mohamed Syed's son-in-law
was the one who had helped them.
"His son-in-law is from Chennai and he contacted them and put in
a word. They got all the permission and approval required for our
shoot. The Kashmir government, as well as the soldiers helped and
gave us a lot of support. IG Vijayakumar, and
armyman-turned-filmmaker Major Ravi also guided us
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