The upcoming Bollywood action comedy film, Nikamma directed by Sabbir Khan has completed shooting today. The film stars Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and debutant Shirley Setia.
Principal photography of Nikamma commenced in July 2019. The film was earlier scheduled to get a theatrical release on 5th June, 2020. But, the release has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Nikamma is produced under the banner of Shabbir Khan Films and Sony Pictures Networks India.
In March, 2020 the shooting of Nikamma was suspended due to the pandemic. After the wait of 7 months, the crew finally commenced the shoot and today they completed the last schedule of Nikamma. In a thank you note, director Sabbir Khan wrote
“Eight months for eight days !! That’s how long the wait has been to finish the penultimate days on our film Nikamma. When we cut short our final leg of shoot as the pandemic hit us, little did we know that we’d drift into months of uncertainty. Very gingerly I picked up the pieces to rebuild as the shoot involved an emotionally charged, adrenalin infused climax and I shuddered for days thinking how I would manage this in the prevalent times of social distancing.
But like they say all’s well that ends well. I wouldn’t have been able to get through this without the strong and positive support of Sony Pictures headed by Vivek Krishnani who is not only an equal collaborator but a passionate film friend and my most wonderful cast and crew who gave it their all to finish this just as it was imagined. Thank you each and every person on the film. I am sure like us there are so many others stuck in the same space and I wish you the strength to adapt and power on. Here’s to the movies ❤️🙌 🎥”.
Nikamma will witness the return of Shilpa Shetty to the big screen after 13 long years. In her Instagram post, she wrote “My sabbatical of 13 long years comes to an end. I am so excited to announce that the film you will see me next in is Nikamma… Need all your blessings.” The film will also mark the debut of singer Shirley Setia in Bollywood.
The film cast also includes Naren Kumar, Sunil Grover and Deepraj Rana in prominent roles. Music for the film is given by Sajid-Wajid, Tanishk Bagchi, Manj Music and Meet Bros. Till now there’s no information about the release, stay tuned for more details related to Nikamma.