Bollywood’s Remake of Korea’s ‘Blind’, Starring Sonam Kapoor, Begins Glasgow Shoot

The Bollywood remake of the Korean film Blind, which is directed by Shome Makhija and stars Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, has started shooting in Glasgow, UK. 

As of Monday, principal photography for Blind has commenced in Glasgow, Scotland, Variety reports.

Starring alongside Sonam Kapoor who headlines the cast, the film will also feature Vinay Pathak (A Suitable Boy) and Purab Kohli (Sense8) .

The film follows a woman who loses her eyesight after a car accident, which, in turn heighten her other senses, allowing her to facilitate the police in an ongoing investigation.

The Hindi remake is directed by feature film debutant Shome Makhija, who has previously worked with filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani) as associate director on a number of films, including the Glasgow-set Badla, a remake of 2016 Spanish-language thriller The Invisible Guest, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu.

Taking to their social media platform to announce the shoot, Ghosh shared a photo of a clapperboard titled ‘Blind’ marking today’s date and shot number.

He tweeted: “my brother @Shomemakhija turns director today + the nutcase @sonamakapoor stars! hopefully i get to assist.”

Kapoor posted the same picture to Instagram with the caption: “Best way to start 2021”.

Blind will shoot in a ‘start-to-finish schedule’ in Glasgow, adhering to COVID-19 protocols, reports Variety. Mainland Scotland went into a Tier 4-level lockdown in recent days, but film and TV production is still permitted as long as guidelines are adhered.

The film is a co-production between Kanai, AVMA Media, Rainbow Studios and Kross Pictures who echoed the announcement on social media and revealed the film’s release slate.

Variety added, an Indian adaptation of Korean comedy-drama Miracle in Cell No. 7 is also in the works from Kross.

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