Vidyut Jammwal took off to Thailand last week to kick off the first 20-day schedule of his new action-adventure-thriller, Junglee, at the Chiang Mai Elephant Reserve and Jungle Sanctuary. Directed by Hollywood filmmaker Chuck Russell, the Junglee Pictures production is set in Orissa and revolves around the unique friendship between a man and an elephant. The 36-year-old actor plays an animal-loving veterinary doctor on a quest to expose a poaching racket.
The shoot began on December 5 but Vidyut left early to undergo training with the elephants. The crew travelled across India and Sri Lanka to find four elephants for the film. In the film, a female therapy elephant named Un will play a prominent role alongside Vidyut. Un works with autistic and mentally-challenged children in Thailand. It has also been reported that the cast will also be filming a song sequence with Un and other elephants during the schedule.
Produced by Junglee Pictures, the film is set to release next year on Dussehra, 19th Oct 2018.