Bollywood film crew – shooting scenes for movie starring Akshay Kumar – arrive in Chesterfield

A Bollywood film crew has been shooting scenes in Chesterfield.

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 12:00 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd September 2021, 12:01 pm

Actor Akshay Kumar, a film crew and hundreds of extras were in Wirksworth on Wednesday to shoot a new Bollywood blockbuster along the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway heritage line.

On Thursday, the crew was at the University of Derby campus in Chesterfield.

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The Bollywood film crew in Chesterfield.

The Community Chesterfield group tweeted these pictures and said there was a ‘huge cast and crew’ at the site.

Mr Kumar is Bollywood’s highest paid star, according to Forbes, and has featured in dozens of films.

According to IMDB, five movies starring Mr Kumar – Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, Bachchan Pandey, Ram Setu and Mission Cinderella – are currently being filmed.

The excitement in Wirksworth comes shortly after a dramatic scene for Tom Cruise movie Mission Impossible 7 was shot in nearby Stoney Middleton.

Locals said they were excited by the arrival of the crew.

After months of waiting, the Mission Impossible 7 team – including Hollywood star Mr Cruise – filmed a train going over the edge of the former Darlton Quarry last month.

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