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Bhopal: Picturesque city growing increasingly popular with cine world


Maheshwar: Good news for Bollywood fans of the city…film star Amitabh Bachhan and Akshay Kumar will be in Maheshwar in early next year for a shooting for their upcoming Hindi movie.

Though the dates of their arrival are not confirmed yet, they are expected to be in city for around three weeks in February-March, sources said, adding that the shooting will take place in Maheshwar and nearby Omkareshwar pilgrimage centre.

According to sources, Akshay Kumar along with the director of the film, R Balki and producers, Rajneesh Khanuna and Anil Naydu met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan regarding the shoot in Bhopal on Saturday. However, local administrative officials said that they have not received any such application for shooting yet.

Either for shooting or a quite holiday, Maheswar has always been a favourite spot for film stars. Just a couple of months ago, Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna paid a visit to Maheshwar and stayed there for a week. Film stars, including Hema Malini, Shahrukh Khan, Dharmendra, Sunney Deol, Bobby Deol, Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha too have visited Maheshwar for film shoots.

 Apart from Bollywood, several other regional films were also shot at the ghats, forts and other tourist spots of the picturesque region in the past.