Apple’s TV series ‘Shantaram’ to be shot in Bhopal; set being made in Kohefiza, shooting will start in November

Bhopal, October 18, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): The shooting of Apple TV Plus series ‘Shantaram’ is going to start in Kohefiza from November. The set is almost ready for this. The series is based on Gregory David Roberts’ bestseller Shantaram in 2004 – the story of Lynn, a criminal who wants to escape from Australia’s prison to start a new life between the slums, bars and the underworld of Bombay. Significantly, Apple TV Plus is being launched in November in around 100 countries, including India.
There are a few reasons behind choosing Bhopal for the shooting, first – there is a difference of ground sky in 1970s Bombay and today’s Mumbai. Bhopal was chosen to show the skyline, the atmosphere that resembles that period.
The second reason is the clean air and water of our city. Paramount Pictures had tested water, air and soil in Bhopal as well as some other cities before the shooting. His policy is that he does not send his employees to places where there is more pollution in air and water. He found Bhopal fit on this scale. When the team of Paramount Pictures came to Reiki to Bhopal, the people here also got support and support of the government.
Single window system made shooting in Bhopal easy
Many films have been shot in Bhopal and now the city is also being liked for the shooting of web series. The reason is that there is a single window system for different types of permissions related to shooting. The producer does not have to wander around. Permission related to film and site is easily found in Madhya Pradesh.
Web series in Bhopal in recent months – Many webseries have been shot in Bhopal in recent times. The shooting of Rangbaz 2 is over in this. It stars Jimmy Shergill in the lead role. Along with this, shooting of ‘Chargesheet’ is going on, in which actors like Sikander Kher, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh are working.
Bombay slums will be seen here
Slum area of ​​Bombay is being built here. Small houses, shops, narrow streets are being prepared. The film will be shot in Bhopal as well as in Mumbai and Australia. Shantaram is producing Anonymous content and Paramount Television. It will consist of 10 episodes. The first two episodes will direct the film’s director Creed by Justin Karzal. It will feature Charlie Hanam as Lynn. Radhika Apte will play the role of a journalist. There will be Richard Roxburgh in the role of detective.