Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Sonchiriya makers get over 50 fighters from Punjab to train them with real guns

Also, ample time was spent on training the background artists to make sure they look rough and fearless to add strength to their respective roles.
In order to lend a realness to the scenes, the makers made sure to train the fighters with real guns.
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Abhishek Chaubey is known for his distinctive and challenging films. The film-maker has proved time and again that a good film is not based on its grandeur, A-listers, and larger than life experience feels. After Udta Punjab (2016), which was based on drug addiction and illicit sale of the same in the Punjab state, Chaubey's upcoming project is now based on the life of bandits. Chaubey's next Sonchiriya which stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Ranvir Shorey, Manoj Bajpayee and Ashutosh Rana showcases the era of dacoits. According to a report in DNA, to make Sonchiriya look authentic a sequence was shot with 50-60 men who traveled all the way from Punjab. Not many are aware of the fact that they all were trained to fire real guns.

Also, ample time was spent on training the background artists to make sure they look rough and fearless to add strength to their respective roles. In order to lend a realness to the scenes, the makers made sure to train the fighters with real guns. The film, which is slated to hit the theatres on February 8, 2019, covers the political tensions, fight of the bandits, casteism, the terror of the cops and clashes within the group. The story is set in Madhya Pradesh's Chambal division and also shot there itself. 

Talking about the film exclusively to Pinkvilla, Chaubey had spoken about how it was difficult to shoot in some parts of Chambal. "We were there for three months but half the time my team had to shoot on locations where we had to create roads to get there. Chambal is not the easiest place to shoot. But, it's beautiful, gorgeous to look at, it's very well on celluloid."

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