Salman Khan’s Movie ‘Veer’ Gets Never-Before Buckingham Palace Shoot
Salman Khan’s period flick ‘Veer’ became the first Bollywood movie to be shot at Buckingham Palace. Salman who has tried his best to give the flick a period film look was lucky to get permission to shoot near the palace. Buzz is that the makers had to shell out a whopping 50,000 pounds for the four hours shoot.
Producer Vijay Galani speaking about the efforts put for the shoot said, said, "It took us around three months of persistent follow-ups with UK officials to get the permission. Luckily for us, they accepted our request and since the Queen was out of the city on that day, things fell into place."
"Never before have the roads near Buckingham Palace been cordoned off for a movie shoot. We wanted to show a period setting and recreate that look - people wearing clothes prevalent in the 19th century, horse carriages, et al. That was the difficult part. The London traffic controllers only allowed us time between 6 am to 10 am. Our crew reached as early as 3 in the morning to set up the shoot and thankfully everything was on schedule. We had to paint signboards near Buckingham and remove all modern fixtures within the frames to make it authentic. Of course we restored everything after the shoot," delighted Galani said.
An equally enthralled Salman on the exhilarating experience said, "It felt great. I have always been fascinated about shooting at real castles and places of heritage. I had earlier done a bit for Vipul Shah`s ‘London Dreams.’ The England shoot for ‘Veer’ was amazing. I did not believe we could do the things we managed to right in the heart of London. Unlike studio recreations, shooting at actual heritage locations completely lifts the scene - it looks rich!"