Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Awarapan and Hong Kong

Bollywood movies do not have shortage of money anymore. So, the producers and directors can go places to shoot their films. Awarapan wa extensively shot in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a nice place and it is a rich modern city.

Business of Cinema wrote:

Awarapan marks the first time that Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has supported the shooting of an Indian feature film.

With the worldwide release of Awarapan, the Bhatts will bring Hong Kong closer to the Hindi film audience. The location of the story was an integral part of the film since its scripting stage. "While Bhatt saab (Mahesh Bhatt) and Shagufta Rafique were writing the film, Mukesh sir and I were on a location recce. The location for every scene was falling into place from the scripting stage itself," says director Mohit Suri.

He adds, "More than 70 per cent of the film was shot within 20 days in Hong Kong." The rest of the film, featuring Shriya Saran and Emraan Hashmi, has been shot in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

When you watch Awarapan don’t forget to enjoy the beauty of Hong Kong. If you like the place then consider going there. After all, the plain ticket is not that expensive for many people.