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On Indian turf…


The film industry is expanding extensively. We have just witnessed the most renowned Bollywood actors be associated with the most distinguished Hollywood actors and actresses. Ali Fazal in ‘Victoria and Abdul’ with Judi Dench, Deepika in ‘’XXX – Return of the Xander Cage” with Vin Diesel, Priyanka Chopra with teen heartthrob Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch, marking big revolutions in the field. But did you know some of these momentous Hollywood films which are to release have been shot in India. Several Hollywood major blockbusters including Bond and Mission Impossible have been shot in India and now here’s a look at films which are releasing in 2017 which are shot in India
Victoria and Abdul

Agra: Actor Ali Fazal during the shooting of the hollywood film "Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closet Confidant" in Agra on Nov 17, 2016. (Photo: Pawan Sharma/IANS)

The film is helmed by Stephen Frears, based on a novel written by Shrabani Basu. The lead role beside Ali is played by Judi Dench who plays the role of the queen who shared a relationship with ‘Abdul’, a member from her government. The shoot of the British-Indian drama film was based in Agra, Delhi.
Viceroy’s House


Gangs Of Wasseypur actress Huma Qureshi marks her international debut in ‘ Viceroy’s House’. Helmed by Gurinder Chadha, the film portrays a love story existing in the era of British rule in India. It was shot in Jodhpur for a solid eight week shoot.

Love Sonia

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Love Sonia is an upcoming 2017 film, produced by the Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi famed producer David Womackz The film has Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Demi Moore, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher, Rajkumar Rao, Sai Tamhankar and a new comer, Mrunal Thakur. This project has been planned for about three years and is based around human trafficking including main scenes in Mumbai and Los Angeles.



The huge globally hit film Lion, starring the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor, Dev Patel, along with Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham. The film is directed by Garth Davis, based on a true life incident, novel written by Saroo Brierly, ‘A Long Way Home’. The film has been principally shot in Kolkata and Australia.

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Though the shoots for the movie got postponed for some reasons, the film is said to be based on the best selling eponymous novel, directed by Iranian filmmaker, Marjane Satrapi. The locations are expanded from Paris to India to Morocco and Italy. The film will include Dhanush, Uma Thurman and Alexandra Daddario.