Shooting of the upcoming Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, actually began in India and the film’s star Christian Bale says it was a nice adventure despite filming in tremendous heat.
A key sequence in the third film in the Batman series was shot in Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, and Bale says the local people thought the film’s unit had lost their mind. “The locals thought we were nuts. We were out in 120-degree (Fahrenheit) heat. I thought it was a great induction by fire into the whole thing. It was nice to mix it up and go to different places. It makes it an adventure,” Bale said.
The film touched down in a remote expanse near Jodhpur and the forbidding landscape added to the desolation needed for a prison scene. “We wanted a sequence in the middle of nowhere, and the place where we shot is beautiful and remote. We went there with a very small crew,” said producer Emma Thomas. Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark 30 also features a scene in Chandigarh, while Bipasha Basu’s Singularity has been shot in Madhya Pradesh’s Orchha region. PTI