Since several years, Yash Raj Films have established themselves as the market leader in the Hindi Film Industry. The banner has few of the biggest IPs of Indian cinema like Dhoom, Tiger, War, Mardaani and pathaan among others. The banner is fast expanding its wing on the VFX front too with YFX.
Their last venture was the republic day release, Pathaan, which went on to become the biggest blockbuster of Hindi Cinema. The film was shot in the midst of a pandemic, which made the shooting process a challenge.
We had to do a studio shoot due to the pandemic. There were travel restrictions with limited people on the set. What was live action in the original draft had to become VFX driven. Large portions of cities and terrains had to be regenerated in visual effects to finish the sequences,” says Sherry Bharda, Head of Studios.
Sherry informs that Shah Rukh Khan was very interested in the process of shooting Pathaan and also had great inputs. “He is one of the most co-operative and insightful actors. He is very interested in the process. He would always want to see what was done, and if the VFX has achieved what they wanted to. He was interested to know the process and how it will finally revolve itself into the shot. Such collaboration is not very frequent. So, the VFX team greatly appreciated and it was an immense opportunity working with him.