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Boris Making news in India: London Mayor Invites More Bollywood Location Shoots

Boris Johnson met top film and TV producers here Nov. 29 and announced that two new Indian films are to be shot in the UK capital next year.

The third film in India’s hugely successful “Housefull” franchise, starring Akshay Kumar, will be entirely filmed in London, a release said.

The mayor has also invited the film’s producer, Sajid Nadiadwala, to shoot his directorial debut “Kick,” starring Salman Khan, in the UK capital. Post-production on both films, which have a combined budget of 35million pounds, will be in London’s Soho.

Johnson, who is on a visit to India to strengthen economic and cultural links, appealed to filmmakers to make London their movie set of choice.

“As our recent World Cities Culture Report shows, London and Mumbai are major players on the international stage for creativity and the arts,” said Johnson.

London is the third busiest production city in the world, with studios in and around the capital making up 75 percent of the UK film industry, and every day an average of 40 crews are out filming on the city streets, the release said. London is home to some of the world’s best post-production companies, offering award winning, state-of-the-art facilities that are in demand for the world’s biggest effects movies. MORE PTI VT

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