A lavish stage is being erected in the Chowk area for the shoot. Sources say that along with Big B, Rishi Kapoor and Chitrangada Singh will also be present for their shooting sequence in the city.

The film unit has sought permission for shooting in places like the Chowk, Bada Imambada, La Martinere Boys' College and Colvin Taluqdar's College.

The film is a tale of two friends who meet again after a span of 40 years. The script was written in 1996 by director Sudhir Mishra, and revolves around the friends, who fall in love with the same woman and get separated. The woman they sought, played by Chitrangada, re-enters their life when they are in their 60s.

The tale that the film tells begins in 1945 and spans four decades.

'Mehrunnisa' is produced by Nikhil Advani. Director Sudhir Mishra hails from Lucknow.

(Agencies)

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