Exclusive: Ali Abbas Zafar says 'Bade Miya Chote Miya is a true gritty action thriller'

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New Delhi: Anticipation reaches a fever pitch for the much-awaited Eid release 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan', ZEE India got an exclusive glimpse into the making of the high-octane action thriller that was filmed in London, Scotland and Abu. Dabi and Jordan. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film brings together for the first time two of Bollywood's fittest and perhaps best-known action stars, Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff.

“People often ask me what this wild, crazy fascination with making big action movies is, and I don't have an answer. I usually say that maybe it is an instinct to feel afraid, an instinct to try to achieve something that is impossible. In this film, the action canvas is very real, very raw, very rugged; It will be a treat for action lovers,” said Ali Abbas Zafar.

The film comes 25 years after Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda came together in the first Bade Miyan Chotte Miyan, directed by David Dhawan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani.

“Bade Miyan Chote Miyan has two top action stars Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff together for the first time and we shot the film with the intention of keeping things real and I can say that the action sequences are very believable. We hope the film audience to join the real action of their heroes on screen,” said Jackie Bhagnani.

So much so that producer Vashu Bhagnani said: “Ali had conveyed everything before the film, he said that he would avoid the use of VFX as much as possible. I was really stressed by his approach of making a live-action film without VFX in the era current. “

One of the first Indian teams to film across the picturesque desert landscape of Wadi Rum in Jordan, Jackie Bhagnani and Pooja Entertainment, who invited journalists from across India to explore Jordan, said: “We want to bring back the synergy between reporters and film crews , since we all work so closely together that everyone should feel part of the film.”

The film will also see Prithviraj Sukumaran playing the scheming antagonist, whose look is yet to be revealed. Starring Sonakshi Sinha, Manushi Chhillar and Alaya F in important roles, the film will release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada and will hit the screens on Eid in April 2024.