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Julia Roberts' India experience, chai and camels

india Updated: Sep 27, 2009 18:18 IST

Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts shooting for the movie Eat Pray Love in Mirzapur, looked like a typical backpacker on an India sojourn as she enjoyed a cold drink in a chai stall, surrounded by wandering camels.

Dressed in a green and yellow salwar suit, Julia looked relaxed as she smiled and waved at the large group of villagers and mediapersons who had collected outside the set to catch a glimpse of the Pretty Woman star.

"She will shoot for the scene with Richard Jenkins in a cafe, in a set created in the village. It will include a saree shop and a shack selling colourful idols of Lord Ganesh, very typically Indian," a unit source said.

"We will be heading to Bali after here, for the last outdoor shoot of the film. We are not going to Cherrapunji as planned earlier. The market scene is the last outdoor shoot here," the source added.

Instead of shooting in the village, the production team erected a huge set to depict a bustling Indian market, complete with a travelling circus.

More than 500 people were employed in the construction of the make-belief market, the source informed.

The set was off-limits to the snappers, who gathered outside along with the some 300 villagers who had come to see the shoot.