Aayush Sharma is currently in Azerbaijan for shooting for the final schedule of his film Ruslaan in Baku. The team will return this month to shoot another 10 day schedule in the country. This schedule will be a wrap on the project.
Talking about it, Sharma said, "The experience was truly incredible first time around and the team can't wait to go back. The local residents and the government were exceptionally accommodating and supportive throughout our stay. It was almost as if they had warmly opened their doors to us, allowing us to film wherever the script required.
He added, “It is undeniably stunning, and I genuinely believe it's on the cusp of becoming a sought-after destination for filmmakers and tourists alike. Even during my stay, I was taken aback by the surprising popularity of our Indian movies in this distant land. From the inception, our film incorporated a foreign sequence, and the choice to shoot in Azerbaijan was a revelation.”
Directed by Katyayan Shivpuri, Sharma says that this location has not been explored in Hindi cinema.
“This location had not yet been explored in Hindi cinema, making it a pristine canvas for our narrative to unfold against. With its distinct topography and cultural richness, Azerbaijan served as the perfect backdrop for the story's progression and now that we are going back, it feels like a journey to our happy space!"
Sharma was last seen in Antim: The Final Truth in 2021. The film directed by Mahesh Manjrekar also had Salman Khan in a cameo and Jisshu Sengupta among others.