Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Manali abuzz with film shootings

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MANALI: Hills of Manali are once again echoing with sound of light, camera and action as filmmakers have thronged here to take advantage of its snowy backdrop which gives a sense of foreign locations but at desi cost.
A Bollywood film unit is camping here for the shooting of Purani Jeans with lead role of Tanuj Virwani, son of renowned actress Rati Agnihotri. Team would be shooting here for at least two weeks and then move on to Shimla to take some more shots. Nearly a dozen local residents have also been selected to work in the film after their proper auditions.
Sarika Thakur, ex-wife of Kamal Haasan, and her daughter Shruti Haasan, have also reached Manali and are said to have their roles in the film. Meanwhile, shooting for a Telugu film is also going on here for some days. Julia Ukraine, a renowned model from Slovakia, is also shooting for an Indian commercial at Gulaba near Manali.
According to local film coordinators, more film units are reaching here this summer. “Filmmakers ask for the current climate of Himachal along with photos and videos of locations. Beautiful backdrop of Manali with white snow on peaks is drawing their attention. More Bollywood and Tollywood units are coming Himachal in a row,” a film coordinator and line producer, Manoj Kumar, said.
Resuming of regular flight service to Kullu and Kangra has doubled the hopes for big banner films and stars that earlier had to cancel their plans due to non-availability of flights to Himachal.

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