That authentic war-torn zone we see in the trailer of Baaghi 3 is not really Syria. “We shot in Serbia where we had to construct huge sets to make it look like Syria", reveals director Ahmed Khan, “Our producers Fox Star refused to let us shoot in Syria…too dangerous. So we had to build huge sets in Serbia that resembled the topography in Syria.”
But if sets had to be erected, why not do them in Mumbai. Why go all the way to Serbia? Ahmed shrugs, “Sajid Nadiadwala said just do what it takes to get it right. We did try to do it in Mumbai. But it didn’t seem to work out right. I am glad we shot in Serbia. We got the right atmosphere and the proper junior artists who spoke Arabic.”
Ahmed has refrained from doing any of the choreography in Baaghi 3. “Too much to handle. I am hands-on in all the action scenes. So besides the direction I’ve to be on high-alert in many other departments. I left the choreography to Ganesh Acharya and to my assistant Adil Shaikh.”
Ahmed says he intends to take a long break after Baaghi 3. “It has taken two of years of hard work. I am exhausted.”
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