Vikram Vedha shooting location controversy: Amid reports that ‘Vikram Vedha’ remake went beyond its limited budget due to Hrithik Roshan’s demand, Reliance Entertainment issued a clarification regarding the same.
The statement, issued by Reliance Entertainment on rumours regarding Hrithik Roshan and 'Vikram Vedha', reads: "We have been noticing a lot of misleading and totally unsubstantiated reporting on Vikram Vedha shooting locations."
"We clearly want to state that Vikram Vedha has been shot extensively in India, including Lucknow," it reads.
"A portion of the film was shot in the United Arab Emirates in October-November of 2021 since it was the only location providing the infrastructure for a bio-bubble that accommodated a crew of such scale, also allowing the building of sets in a studio during the preceding months of the shoot.," the statement added.
It further stated, "We chose to do that out of health and protocol concerns. Any attempts to twist this set of facts are clearly mischievous and untruthful."
"Also, we would like to emphatically state that at Reliance Entertainment while we welcome suggestions from creative talent, the production and budgetary decisions are a centralized prerogative," the statement concluded.
Reportedly, there was a controversy over Vikram Vedha's shooting location. It was reported that Hrithik Roshan was rumored to be the reason behind the rise in the film's budget. The director was reportedly set to shoot the film in Uttar Pradesh with Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan, however, the reports claim that Hrithik did not agree to this.
His premise to build a luxury road in Dubai in the style of Uttar Pradesh doubled the cost, the report added.