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Indian movie to be filmed in Abu Dhabi

Award-winning Priyadarshan to direct the first Indian movie to be shot entirely on location in the UAE

Indian movie to be filmed in Abu Dhabi
BOLLYWOOD MAESTRO: Priyadarshan has directed 81 movies till date and won critical plaudits for Kanjeevaram in 2008 (Getty Images)
Indian movie to be filmed in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Indian movie to be filmed in Abu Dhabi
BOLLYWOOD MAESTRO: Priyadarshan has directed 81 movies till date and won critical plaudits for Kanjeevaram in 2008 (Getty Images)

Priyadarshan, one of India’s most famous directors, will shoot his next film in Abu Dhabi – the first Indian movie to be shot entirely on location in the UAE.

The project is a joint venture between the UAE’s Jancos Entertainment and the Indian producing team of Ashok Kumar – Jamal Nuaimi – Naveen Shashidharan.

Fittingly, the movie will be family fare called 'The Arabian, the Camel and Madhavan Nair,' starring Bollywood actors Mohanlal, Laxmi Rai and Bhavana.

Priyadarshan has directed 81 movies till date and won critical plaudits for Kanjeevaram in 2008.

He told Emirates News Agency WAM that the movie “will show the world the untouched beauty and grandeur of the emirate's landscape and vibrant culture. Abu Dhabi is untouched by the global film industry. I want to show the world its magnificence and richness.”

The director thanked the Abu Dhabi film Commission for its support. ADFC, part of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, promotes the emirate as a new filming location for the global film industry.

The movie will shine light on the Indian Diaspora living in the Gulf, WAM said.

s.varghese 8 years ago

More movies should be shot in UAE to show the living conditions of the expats.

Mike 8 years ago

who cares to know about 'the living conditions of the expats'? people go to movies to dream, to escape from reality... they want Avatar, Mamma Mia, Despicable Me, Batman...