The film being produced by Yash Raj Films will be shot in and around the Morna area in Muzaffarnagar from April 20 onwards, the makers of the film informed the state government.
Gaurav Dwivedi, vice-chairman of the UP Film Development Council told IANS that senior officials of the YRF have informed in writing of their film shoot to the state government.
“The film fraternity at large is endeared by the recent initiatives taken by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to promote film shoots in the state and these have now started yielding results” said Dwivedi.
With Salman Khan’s popularity as strong in Uttar Pradesh as elsewhere, the film unit has sought the “necessary logistical support” from the state government following which concerned authorities have been asked to make security and other arrengements.
“Sultan” is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner.
The film, that also stars Anushka Sharma in a pivotal role, centres around Sultan Ali Khan (Salman), a wrestler who is faced with problems in his professional and personal life.