Showing posts with label BOLLYWOOD. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Salman Khan in Liwa Desert

Abu Dhabi, UAE -- Behind-the-scenes images of the cast and crew of forthcoming Bollywood blockbuster ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ filming in Abu Dhabi have been released – including a shot of Indian icon Salman Khan riding a quad bike through the desert.

The film is also living up to its label of being the most anticipated Bollywood movie of the year after smashing viewing and social media records with its trailer.

‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is set in Iraq for its most crucial chapter, which focuses on the real-life hostage case of 46 Indian nurses. Yash Raj Films and twofour54 left no stones unturned as they recreated Iraq in Abu Dhabi by building a 20,000 sq. metre set on the backlot in Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) as well as filming on location.

The behind-the-scenes images include a shot of Salman Khan driving a quad bike through the Liwa desert, where temperatures reached a scorching 50 degrees Celsius. Liwa is one of several locations used in the movie and has also featured in a number of other major productions, including ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

The film’s director, Ali Abbas Zafar, said: “Liwa has the highest sand dunes in the world. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ required a certain scale of desert in the film and Liwa provided that.

“Temperatures were soaring and as we shot action sequences with a moving car here, the conditions were extremely challenging. But the unit stood by our vision, and the local crew at Abu Dhabi was also very supportive. We achieved that which we set out to do.”

The other images show Ali Abbas Zafar at the backlot, where he is discussing a scene with his crew on a set designed by Yash Raj Films to look like a conflict zone in Iraq.

A third image features Khan’s co-star Katrina Kaif with the director and members of the UAE Army, which provided a great deal of support for the film, including trucks, hardware, tanks, professional personnel and helicopters, much of which is seen in the movie.

Her Excellency Maryam Eid AlMheiri, CEO of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi and twofour54, said: “These new images are testimony to the incredible locations, facilities and talent that Abu Dhabi has to offer to filmmakers from around the world.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Priyanka Chopra With Kevin Spacey

House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey and actress/singer Priyanka Chopra made an appearance at the International Indian Film Awards yesterday afternoon, April 26th in Tampa Bay, FL, where they co-hosted a Master Acting Class pannel. When Spacey was asked what he thought about Bollyood and Hollywood working together he made the crowd of 300 roar with his answer "well, it's about (expletive) time!" It's reported that Spacey has big plans for India, and plans to try his hand at reviving theater in India.

Priyanka is currently touring the US to promote the release of her new single "I Can't Make You Love Me," which was released last week.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


A court in Jaipur has issued a non bailable arrest warrant against Hollywood actor Richard Gere for "indulging in an obscene act" when he planted kisses on Indian actor Shilpa Shetty during an AIDS function in Delhi. The court, after hearing complainant Poonam Chand Bhandari, and watching the original video recording of the function showing Gere kissing Shilpa, prima facie found him guilty. "The court has asked police to arrest and produce him before the court May 5," advocate Bhandari told IANS here. The court also issued summons to Shilpa Shetty asking her to be present in the court May 5, Bhandari said. The statements of Gere and Shilpa will be recorded on that day. Bhandari had filed a complaint April 14 in the court accusing both the film personalities of committing "an obscene act" in a public place under the Indian Penal Code.Under the IPC the accused are liable for imprisonment for a term extending to three months or fine or both.
Actor Bobby Abid
Times Square Gossip caught up with one of Broadway's hottest Indian Actor, BOBBY ABID and he has some things to say about the Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty WILD KISS DRAMA. Bobby Said, "Bollywood and Hollywood actors are human beings. We all have been strangers in a strange land and perhaps have made innocent cultural mistakes. The most important matter at hand (and the reason why the two actors were on stage together in the first place) is the pervasive HIV epidemic in India that has made it the largest HIV-infected country in the world. The last time I checked HIV/AIDS was a much more taboo subject than PDA's in ANY culture. Gere and Shetty should be applauded for their commitment to quelling this very serious global disease rather than vilified for an "incident" that was clearly accidental and unintentional."