A pseudo real coal mine was created for Gunday

Designing sets is the most important part of film making. With application of computer graphics anything can be done in films. In all recent films, realism has reached a new level and to keep pace with the present trend, the film makers of the YRF film Gunday built a special coal mine set. The set was precisely exact to the details of real coal mines. Yash Raj film is famous for making many classic films in Bollywood and they are considered to be the entertainment giant in India. The last YRF film that was shot in a coal mine before this was ‘Kaala Patthar’ made by Yash Chopra in 1979. The filmmaker had some Hollywood experts flown in to supervise the shooting details.

Ali Abbas Zafar, the director of Gunday had a discussion with late Yash Chopra in 2012, when the later narrated everything and also shared his shooting experience in coal mine with Ali Abbas and this laid down the foundation of shooting Gunday. Other than the director Ali Abbas Zafar, the Gunday creative team was made of Production designer Rajat Poddar and Director of Photography Aseem Mishra who are the people behind making the set absolutely realistic. The team has visited several coal fields in the country including coal mines in MP, UP and the Raniganj coal field in West Bengal to have an idea of the coal mines for replicating that into the set. They also had close interaction with coal miners for knowing their life style and working conditions for making the film real.

The film Gunday casting included the action pair of Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor along with the famous character artist Irrfan Khan. Priyanka Chopra, the heart throb of millions, was cast to play the leading lady in the film. via bollywoodhungama