The Saif Ali Khan – Shahid Kapoor – Kangana Ranaut starrer Rangoon is set to go on floors on November 18. Director Vishal Bhardwaj said in an interview with Hindustan Times, “Rangoon is a classic tale that will have the musical charm of Moulin Rouge, the romance of Casablanca and the intensity and drama of Saving Private Ryan. Like Saving Private Ryan, Rangoon too is set against the backdrop of World War II. I wanted to make this subject for eight years now.”
He added, “However, I knew from the start that this is a film that would take the vision of a producer like Sajid. It needs to be mounted on a lavish scale and after meeting Sajid, I felt he was the right man to take this project forward. The film not only needs a huge budget, but also requires someone who believes in it and allows me to make it the way I have envisioned it. I have made eight movies until now. However, I must add here that the scale of all those films put together is on one aside and that of Rangoon, alone, is on the other. That’s how ambitious Rangoon is.”
Shahid and Saif have mentioned many a time that they are very excited about this one. The team will shoot for it in Mumbai, Arunachal Pradesh and in the US.