Mumbai: For their upcoming film Sonchiriya, Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar shot in Madhya Pradesh. The film is based on a group of dacoits who are on the run. In the Abhishek Chaubey directorial Sushant plays the role of a goon hailing from Dholpur, Rajasthan.
Though the actor’s character hails from Dholpur, most of the film has been shot in MP’s Chambal. According to a source associated with the project, due to lack of good hotels in the nearby vicinity, the actors and the heads of the crew were put up at Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur.
The red sandstone palace hotel was built to welcome HRH Albert Edward, when he visited the state in 1876. Set in 13 acres of garden, the Palace grounds are full of peacock and other exotic birds that nip over from the National Chambal Sanctuary near it. The palace houses 40 rooms which includes eight palace suites, 16 pool Villa cottages, two presidential suites and 12 courtyard rooms.
While the courtyard room which measures 395 sq ft costs Rs 11,000 per night, the pool villa rooms which measures 495 sq ft costs 13,000 per night.
(Story by Onkar Kulkarni)