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Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, the top actors of Bollywood, have openly spoken of their love for United Kingdom. It is not just for the beautiful locales but also for the amicable environment that makes such places like London, Wales, and Oxfordshire common sights seen in movie backdrops.
Popular destinations such as the Thames, Big Ben, London Eye and other landmarks locations can often be spotted in some of the hit Indian films. After Switzerland, which was the top destination for Indian filmmakers previously, the shift has drifted to London.
Katrina Kaif, a London-bred Indian actress, and Akshay Kumar prominently shot in London for the hit film Namaste London. Shah Rukh Khan has had a major love affair with UK as he has started off with the evergreen Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in 1995, shot extensively in popular attractions including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Westminster Bridge, Leicester Square and Buckingham Palace. He had also shot for films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham along with Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh Bachchan. His hit film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was shot in exotic locations of Scotland. Late filmmaker Yash Chopra shot his last film in Jab Tak Hai Jaan in London. In fact, the hit number saans, was painstakingly shot in the busy Camden Town. His upcoming film Fan will be the first Bollywood film to be shot in London.
What’s common between Saif Ali Khan and Emraan Hashmi? Both actors claim that they do not watch Hindi movies except their own and stick to watching foreign cinema, more so from Hollywood.
Surprising na, that both Saif and Emraan should say this. Must tell the desi boys not to be so videshi after all. We watch their Hindi movies. And, they should try and watch Bollywood fare that comes from evolved minds.
This year is expected to see some of the biggest stars clashing at the box office, with their films releasing on the same day. Some of the big ticket clashes include Saif Ali Khan-Bipasha Basu starrer Humshakals and Ranbir Kapoor-Arjun Rampal’s Roy, Saif Ali Khan-Katrina Kaif’s Phantom with Ajay Devgn’s Singham 2.
“When big films clash, it’s a problem for multiplexes to divide shows,” says Shirish Handa of Fun Cinemas.