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Rangoon is bigger and better than Haider, promises Vishal Bhardwaj

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 7:01 IST

Set against the backdrop of World War II, Rangoon has already captured audiences attention with its interesting premise and exciting star cast.

Director Vishal Bharadwaj has roped in Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut for the period film.

"Rangoon is a classic tale that will have the musical charm of Moulin Rouge, the romance of Casablanca and the intensity and drama of Saving Private Ryan. Like Saving Private Ryan, Rangoon too is set against the backdrop of World War II," says director Vishal Bhardwaj.

The film will be shot at Arunachal Pradesh and Mumbai and it requires a lot of post-production work due to the huge sets.

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The director has wanted to make this film for the last eight years. He has finally managed to get a producer, Sajid Nadiadwala who will provide the finances required to transform his dream into reality.

"I wanted to make this subject for eight years now. However, I knew from the start that this is a film that would take the vision of a producer like Sajid. It needs to be mounted on a lavish scale and after meeting Sajid, I felt he was the right man to take this project forward. The film not only needs a huge budget, but also requires someone who believes in it and allows me to make it the way I have envisioned it. I have made eight movies until now. However, I must add here that the scale of all those films put together is on one aside and that of Rangoon, alone, is on the other. That's how ambitious Rangoon is."

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Rangoon, which is slated to release on 30 September, 2016, is expected to go on floors in November this year. The makers plan to wrap up shooting for the same by March 2016.

First published: 28 October 2015, 12:19 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.