Bollywood shooting starts in Nadi

CAPTION: Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum officiates the shooting of ‘Santa Banta’ at Port Denarau while actors Lisa Ray Hayden, Veer Das, Neha Dhupia and Boman Irani look on. Photo: MUNAUWAR KHAN.

By SHALENDRA PRASAD

Yet another Bollywood team is in the country to shoot a comedy flick titled ‘Santa Banta’.

The movie shooting was officially launched by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at Port Denarau earlier today in the presence of top Bollywood stars and local stakeholders and fans.

Fiji has recently seen a surge in movie production not only from Bollywood but from other industries as well due to very attractive government policies.

Directed by Akashdeep Sabir, ?Santa Banta is featuring some of the very common names in Bollywood such as Boman Irani, Neha Dhupia, Veer Das, Lisa Ray Hayden, Johnny Lever and Ram Kapoor.

Film Fiji CEO Florence Swamy says while there have been numerous Bollywood shootings in the country, Director Akashdeep Sabir has brought in the biggest number of crew and cast from India.

Close to eighty people are here from India to carry on the shooting which will carry on for 28-days.

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