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Odisha finds place in story of upcoming Bollywood film ‘Junglee’

Upcoming Bollywood film ‘Junglee’ starring Vidyut Jammwal in the lead, will be directed by American film director Chuck Russell. Some of Russell’s best known films include the slasher fantasy film A Nightmare on Elm Street, the fantasy superhero comedy film The Mask, the action film Eraser, and the action-adventure The Scorpion King.

The action thriller is said to revolve around poaching elephants and is set in Kerala. Furthermore, the film will have a trail that will take you across other states like Odisha, Kolkata in West Bengal and later to Thailand. It will be shot in Kerala’s elephant reserve.

Vidyut will be seen playing Ashwath who will be reuniting with his elephant friend on the 10th death anniversary of his mother’s death. He will also be seen doing Kalaripayattu, a famous martial art form in Kerala in the film.

Talking about the film being bilingual, the producer stated that although they had written the script for a primarily Hindi speaking audience, the collaboration with Chuck Russell made them involved with the film believe that the film has an international connect.

Junglee is slated to go on floor in October, for which Chuck Russell will be flying down to India and later, they are planning on releasing the film during next summer that is 2018.

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