Actor Akshay Kumar, along with his co-actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrrat Bharucha, reached Ayodhya on Thursday for the mahurat (first shot or take) of their new film ‘Ram Setu’.
Kumar and his co-stars first went to meet Raja Ayodhya, Bimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra, where they also met other members of the Shri Ram Teerth Kshetra Trust.
The actors will proceed to the Ram Janmabhoomi temple later in the afternoon where they will perform a prayer ritual and formally start the shooting of ‘Ram Setu’.
In the evening, the actors will return to Lucknow where they are expected to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
‘Ram Setu’ will be directed by Abhishek Sharma and is produced by Aruna Bhatia and Vikram Malhotra.
The film will be shot at multiple locations with a major part in Mumbai.
Before leaving for Ayodhya, Kumar shared a photo of himself, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha having a candid chat outside what appears to be a chartered flight on Thursday morning.
Kumar wrote: “A special film, a special start...Team #RamSetu off to Ayodhya for the mahurat shot. And so the journey begins. Need special wishes from all you guys.”