War trailer saw Tiger and Hrithik indulge in a chase against each other in hair-raising action sequences in what could be considered as one of those many-awaited action movies in Bollywood. After shutting down the main bridge at Porto in Portugal for daily commutation to shoot a high octane bike chase, Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan shot on the largest cargo ice-breaker ship that plies in the Arctic Circle.
According to the director, it is one of the biggest action scenes to have ever been filmed on ice in the polar region. In the sequence, Hrithik and Tiger ride a 300-feet long ice breaker vessel that can break 10 feet deep frost to shoot an intense fight sequence. The production crew waited for five months before they could get permission to film on this ship.
Director Siddharth Anand confirming the report told DNA, “War has been mounted hugely to give audiences a film that’s the biggest in terms of action spectacle. Yes, it took months but we managed to secure the permission to shoot on a massive ice-breaking ship and filmed a visually-stunning action sequence with Hrithik and Tiger. I hope viewers love what we have shot!”
Talking about how he got the idea of shooting in the Arctic region, the filmmaker revealed that six-year ago, his wife Mamta shot a video of a ship ploughing through the ice in the Arctic. “When she showed me this clip, I was awestruck. I knew instantly that one day I would shoot this magnificent visual for one of my films and I’m delighted that this idea worked out for War because when you have two big superstars of our generation in an action movie, you want to give them and audiences the best spectacle one has ever seen,” Siddharth states. This sequence is part of the fight scenes shot on land, water, ice and air.
Produced by Yash Raj Films, the high-octane film is to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on October 2.