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Indian film team finds Oman amazing location
February 12, 2018 | 10:28 PM
by Times News Service
Well-known names from Bollywood, Rahul Mittra, Deepak Tijori and Harshvardhan Deo, were in Muscat to witness the first shot of the movie titled 'Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega'.
 
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Muscat: The first shot of a Hindi-Arabic sports-themed Indian movie was shot at the Muscat Festival recently.

Well-known names from Bollywood, Rahul Mittra, Deepak Tijori and Harshvardhan Deo, were in Muscat to witness the first shot of the movie titled 'Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega'.

To be made under the banner of Golden Arrow Production, a division of Abaan International LLC, and HIT Productions, it will be filmed in Oman and India.

The first shot, commonly known as the “Muhurat shot”, was filmed at the Amerat park venue of Muscat Festival. They also showcased the teaser of the film, which was very well received by the local audience.



Mittra is an award-winning filmmaker who has produced path-breaking films like Saheb Biwi aur Gangster among others.

“Oman is a beautiful country to film a full-fledged Bollywood movie and I would surely consider these landscapes for my future Bollywood projects,” said Mittra.

Tijori is a film director and actor known for his roles in movies such as Aashiqui and Khiladi. His directorial ventures include movies like Oops and Fareb. Deo, made his Bollywood debut with the film Jigariyaa, has also acted in Neelofar and has many other films lined up. They both said Oman has a great landscape, ideal for film shooting.

Harleen Singh said, “We are pleased to film the first shot in Muscat. A major part of the film will be shot in Oman. We are doubly thrilled that the first shot is being filmed during the annual Muscat Festival at Amerat.”

The Muscat Festival is a highlight in Oman’s calendar and an iconic month-long celebration that features cultural, sports, and heritage activities. A special mention must be made to the support the Omani authorities have provided us in developing this project.”

The movie will show the life of a cricket-obsessed young boy in a remote Indian town, whose only aim is to become a cricketer and represent the Indian national cricket team globally.

“A number of Bollywood and regional films and songs have been shot in Oman. While the audiences have been impressed with exotic locales, the government authorities in Oman have been very supportive in promoting the Sultanate as a destination for film shoots. We hope to showcase the natural appeal of the country through our film. We hope that through our film, audiences across the world experience Oman’s stunning deserts, virgin beaches, clear blue seas, wadis, and green-capped mountains,” R Chhikara, producer of the film, said.

Delicious Sahadevan, Founder of DDA; and Dr Deepak Sharma, leading Homeopathy consultant of Oman, have grouped along with the production houses to produce the film. They stated, “We are very positive about the film. We have identified some great local talents and fantastic locations, where we would be filming the movie. With the support and best wishes from the people of Oman, we are determined to deliver a successful finished product, which will be loved by everybody.”

Over the last few years, Oman has become an attractive destination for Indian and Hollywood filmmakers.

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