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Bollywood falls for Fujairah

The UAE is becoming one of the shooting locations of choice for Bollywood movies.

June 13, 2010 3:01 by

The UAE is becoming a favorite location for Bollywood films productions, reports Emirates Business.

The paper reports that Aditya Datt’s latest movie, “Will you marry me?” is currently shooting in Fujairah. Set for release in January, the romantic comedy, featuring a beach resort wedding, is being filmed at the Rotana Resort and Spa.

“Will You Marry Me? features a beach resort wedding, so I chose this location as I was previously holidaying in Dubai when I ended up going to the resort for a day with a couple of friends, and I truly enjoyed it,” said Datt. “In terms of cost, it’s almost the same [as Dubai]. However, filming in Dubai is more convenient in terms of sourcing property, having access to the city, as well as having easier access to artists. We have a cast and crew of around 100 on set, and many had to be driven in from Dubai and Sharjah.”

Datt told Emirates Business that up to 60 percent of the film will take place in the UAE. The film stars Muzamil Ibrahim, Rajiv Khandelwal, Mugdha Godse, Celina Jaitley and Shreyas Talpade.

The latest production follows filming of Dabangg in Dubai, during which Salman Khan appeared on the Dubai Metro. Datt said the UAE is set to be a popular location for years to come.

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