After making critically acclaimed films like Nil Battey Sannata and Bareilly Ki Barfi, director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari started her third directorial venture Panga shoot in Bhopal in November. Panga is a story revolving around Kabaddi and also highlights the importance of family values, relationships, and challenging oneself to put their best foot forward. They have wrapped the first schedule of Panga shoot in Bhopal on December 6, 2018. Now, the entire team will be taking a break of one and a half month for giving the actors including Kangana Ranaut and Richa Chadha time to train for the sport.
“It was important for us to finish this schedule before we start shooting for the Kabaddi sequences. A month and a half, I feel is too short a time to learn a game like Kabaddi, but we are going to give it our all. National level players like Gauri Wadekar, Vishwas More and Tarak Raul will train the actors. Kangana has been training physically, now she will begin full-fledged prep’’, informs Ashwiny who along with some of her crew members will also undergo training to understand the sport better.
Ashwiny also added, “Kangana pushed me to start training again. I’ve hired a trainer to go running with in Chembur.” The director says that almost everyone has played kabaddi at some point in their life, but it’s very pivotal to be technically correct. “We are showcasing international Kabaddi too and we want to get the moves right and at same time make it look natural on screen, hence the extra effort. We won’t be using any doubles”, said the director further adding that they would be training for two to three hours depending on everyone’s schedule for Fox Star Studio’s film. “It’s a group sport so the entire team will need to train together. Kangana has played Kabaddi in the past and enjoys it. She is also vocal in her support for the sport,” she adds.
Panga is a story that reaffirms that a family who laughs, cries, dreams together and if they are by your side, nothing seems to be impossible to a willing heart.