According to the Hindustan Times the Abbas-Mustan thriller will be the first film ever to shoot in the region.
Director Abbas announced: "We had to choose between Siberia and the North Pole. After two recces we settled for Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle, even though no film has been shot there before."
The 36 China Town filmmaker said that despite the difficult environment actors Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sikander Kher and Omi Vaidya would be joining Bachchan in Murmansk.
"It has sub-Artic climate from January to May," explained Abbas. "But in June, we'll have 21 hours daylight and the temperature should have risen to -5 degrees."
The Arctic Circle filming schedule is expected to take 34 days to complete.