Film on Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, who invented the first unmanned airplane, runs into trouble

Blow for Ayushmann Khurrana, who plays lead role.

By Akanksha Warrier

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana must not be in the best of spirits as according to latest news, his upcoming film ‘Hawaaizaada’ is in trouble.

Ayushmann Khurrana (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Ayushmann Khurrana (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

According to a leading tabloid, the film’s director Vibhu Puri apparently was unable to make timely payments due to which his office got ransacked, leading to a complete breakdown in the film’s making.

The tabloid added that some assistant directors who were a part of the crew did not get paid despite of repeated reminders. This led them to issue a complaint against the director to the union members who decided to ransack Vibhu’s office as the last resort.

Shortly after the incident, the payment of the dues was apparently made. However, the shoot has reportedly been stalled for the next couple of weeks.

A source also added that work on the film has indefinitely stopped now as Reliance is not ready to shell out any money on the project, which according to them has already gone above the agreed budget.

Aayushman’s first film after the box office failure Bewakoofiyan, the film is based on the life of Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, the man who invented the first unmanned airplane. The film delves into the story of how Talpade discovered this plane eight years before the Wright brothers did. A close source said that in this flick, Ayushman’s character experiments with various types of planes like pigeon plane, butterfly plane and fish plane.

The filmmakers did two years of deep research related to the subject, prior to making this film. They also acquired the remains of the original airplane, Marutsakha, that operated in the year 1895. Then, the nature-inspired aircrafts were developed for the shooting of this film, as revealed by the director Vibhu Puri.

Hawaaizaada stars also Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda in pivotal roles.

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