Earlier, we had reported that Saif Ali Khan would be starring in the remake of the Hollywood film Chef. The buzz was that the film was supposed to go on floors next month. Now, we hear that film has been delayed.
Rumours state that Chef has been delayed since Saif Ali Khan injured his thumb on the sets of Akshat Varma’s directorial debut. Though the actor was rushed to the hospital and went under a surgery for the same, he is still recovering and that is the reason the film was been delayed by a month.
However, denying the rumours that Chef has been delayed, the film’s producer Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment says, “Chef was never scheduled to begin now. The film was always scheduled to commence shooting from October 1. So there is no question of a delay.” Further talking about the prep for the film, Vikram adds, “Saif did get injured on sets of his current film, but will resume the same soon. As for Chef, Saif will begin prepping for the film from August 20, which will be a 45 day workshop that will see Saif getting trained in the art of cooking, food presentation and plating as well.”
When quizzed about why the film would commence work only in October, Vikram adds, “We selected October 1 as the start date since we will commence shooting in South India, and by that time the monsoons will have receded. Besides if you have seen the original there is a lot of travelling around the country and the Chef remake as well will see Saif travelling from city to city. Essentially we are currently in reccee stages since we have to finalize six to seven cities that will feature in the film.”
Directed by Raja Menon the remake of Jon Favreau’s Chef is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment.