The Team of Force 2 including John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Director Abhinay Deo were all set to fly off to China for a schedule after wrapping high octane action sequences in Budapest.
However, despite trying for months, the makers could not get permission to cross the Great Wall of China. Now, producer Vipul Shah and director Abhinay Deo have decided to recreate parts of China, including certain monuments in Hong Kong.
“We were liasing with a line producer in China for a long time. But the script has to be censored before permission is granted. There is an interesting angle on Indo-Chinese politics which they objected to. It’s integral to the narrative and we didn’t want to compromise on the script so we’ve decided to shift base to Hong Kong,“ informs Vipul.
The filmmaker is forced to think of recreating portions of the country in Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore. He admits that this will push up the budget but he doesn’t want to make any changes in his plot and promises authenticity.
“We have the best technicians on board,“ he points out, adding they start in mid May and will wrap up in June. “In case Hong Kong doesn’t work out at the last minute there’s always Singapore or Malaysia.“ Vipul adds that during this schedule, they will can more dialoguebaazi than maar dhaad.
This is the first time Sonakshi and John would be sharing screen space. Taking ahead the hit franchise, Force 2 is the second installment to the 2011 hit film ‘Force’.
Vipul Shah’s Force 2 is an upcoming Thriller film produced by Sunshine Pictures and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The film is a sequel to the 2011 film Force.