From the past two weeks, Ayan Mukerji has been shooting for War 2 in Spain and has now wrapped the first schedule. According to reports, Mukerji wrapped the biggest chase sequence in the film without the presence of the two lead actors.
A source close told to Bollywood Hungama reported, “It’s a new technique of shooting for feature films. The action blocks of a lot of films in today’s time are shot without the involvement of lead actors. Soon after, the faces of the body double are replaced using the body swap technology. The same was used for Pathaan as well for the action blocks shot in Dubai and Russia. Hrithik and NTR Jr. will start shooting for War only in December.”
The Spain schedule lasted for around 12 days, and Ayan was strict to get a perfect stunt double on board the film. “He auditioned over 50 talents each for both Hrithik and NTR Jr. before getting an ideal body type on board. The stunt double had multiple test shoots with Hrithik and NTR Jr. in Mumbai and Hyderabad before flying off to Spain,” the source told to BH.
Ayan Mukerji plans on wrapping another action sequence before he moves to the conversational parts of the film between the lead actors. The film also stars Kiara Advani. However, an official announcement on Kiara’s involvement is yet to be made.
The film will be released on Republic Day weekend of 2025.