Actors Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan are in Delhi right now to shoot their respective upcoming films. Both the actors and their crew were supposed to set camp in the national capital for a few weeks to complete the first schedules of Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and October. However, the #Delhismog situation that’s believed to be going from bad to worse has sent their plans haywire.
We hear that the actors and their teams might just cut short their Delhi schedule and be back in the bay. A source from Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar unit tells us, “The crew was supposed to be in Delhi for 3 weeks but the situation is pretty bad. The #smoginDelhi has rendered the entire day wasted as nothing could be shot. If the situation remains the same, it doesn’t make any sense to be cooped up here. The crew might as well go back to Mumbai and come back when the smog clears.”
Varun, who reached Delhi just a couple of days back, had been kicked about the starting shooting for Shoojit Sircar’s October, but his plans have also gone kaput. The crew is also mulling wrapping up the set. In fact, we saw the actor stuck in the jam at the Delhi expressway. He posted a video last evening to give fans a glimpse of the situation in Delhi. If you listen carefully, you can see a nasal twang in the actor’s voice. Perhaps the Delhi weather has got the best of him. Even Parineeti Chopra, who is in Delhi shooting for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar opposite Arjun was affected. She posted on Instagram, “2 days of shooting in Delhi – and my chest is hurting, head is hurting, throat is paining!! Cant believe we have let things go so out of hand that human beings dont have air to breathe to anymore. Can’t imagine the situation for kids and elders. Please guys, lets all WAKE UP. We cannot be doing this to our planet.”
We hear that the crew of both these films might only go back to Delhi once the situation is under control. If not, an alternate location might be looked for or a set resembling the desired locations will be erected in Mumbai itself to catch up on lost time.