India through the Hollywood lens: Global stars shooting films on Indian soil
From Judi Dench to Uma Thurman, a host of international actors have major portions of their films shot in India.Updated: Mar 05, 2017 16:10 IST
With Hollywood rolling out films with Indian backdrops, India has become one of the most preferred locations to shoot global projects. The recently released Lion, which was nominated in six categories at the Oscars this year, is the story of an Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Kolkata. Major portions of the film were shot in Kolkota. “.
We had to capture the essence of the story, and the tale of this boy. I had to get as real as possible,” film’s director Garth Davis told us earlier in an interview
Viceroy’s House, a love story existing in the era of British rule in India, starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson and Huma Qureshi also has been majorly shot in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Another Hollywood film Love Sonia, that’s based on human trafficking and stars Freida Pinto and Richa Chadha, has many portions shot in Mumbai.
Ali Fazel and Judi Dench starrer Victoria and Abdul, based on the relationship shared by Queen Victoria and Abdul, a clerk in her government, has also been shot in Delhi and Agra.
Another film based on the novel, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe, will be shot in Jodhpur. The film that stars Dhanush and Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman, tells the story of 38-year-old Ajatshatru Oghash Rathod, a fakir from Rajasthan who tricks his village into sponsoring his travel to Paris.
Another Hollywood film, Hotel Mumbai, starring Dev Patel is under production. It revolves around the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
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