The ships, which weigh over two lakh kilograms each, are currently docked off the coast of Malta. They served as the sets for the film’s intense action sequences, and it’s likely that they would’ve suffered quite a bit of damage during the shoot.
“You cannot hire ships for action sequences as they can get damaged. So the makers had to have two ships built for the film. Another reason they had them custom-made is that today’s ships are considerably different than the ones used in the era in which the film is based. If ships were hired, they would need to be modified quite a bit. Hollywood films like 300, which also had a war at sea, have had special ships designed for their shoots. Normally, such ships are dismantled after filming because they cannot be retained as memorabilia due to space constraints. But we hear that the Thugs of Hindostan ships may be auctioned through the film’s star cast,” a source reveals.
However, a YRF spokesperson says that she has no idea what will happen to the ships after the shoot. We’ll just have to wait and watch.
— Sanskriti Media