The Six: Bollywood films shot in the Middle East

Political thriller Phantom starred Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif and was partly shot in Lebanon. (Photo courtesy: IMDB.com)
Updated 31 October 2018
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The Six: Bollywood films shot in the Middle East

DUBAI: These Indian blockbusters were shot in various locations across the Middle East, proving that Bollywood’s love affair with the region has a storied history.
‘Bharat’
The cast and crew of the upcoming Bollywood film, including actor Salman Khan, just wrapped up their shoot in Abu Dhabi after an intensive 15 days of filming across three locations.
Ek Tha Tiger
This 2012 film starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif was shot in Cuba, Hong Kong, Thailand and Ireland, while the production crew spent two months in Istanbul.
‘Phantom’
Political thriller Phantom starred Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif and was partly shot in Lebanon, including in Beirut, Khandaq Al-Ghameeq and the mountain town of Kfardebian.
‘Happy New Year’
Bollywood heavyweights Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and Jackie Shroff shot this 2014 film in Dubai at Atlantis, The Palm.
‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara’
The 2013 gangster movie starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan was shot in various locations in Oman, including the Shangri-La’s Barr Al-Jissah Resort & Spa.
‘Krrish 3’
A song in the movie was shot in locations across Jordan, including in the Dead Sea area. The film starred Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut.


‘Joy’ snags top prize at Marrakesh Film Festival

Sudabeh Mortezai (center) poses with her trophy. (AFP)
Updated 09 December 2018
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‘Joy’ snags top prize at Marrakesh Film Festival

  • Marrakesh’s 17th annual festival was attended by top cinema stars like US director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert de Niro

MARRAKESH: Austrian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai’s “Joy,” an unflinching look at migrant sex workers in Europe, won the top prize Saturday at the Marrakesh Film Festival in Morocco.

Italian actress Monica Bellucci presented the trophy for the film, which tells the story of a young Nigerian forced into prostitution in Vienna.

Marrakesh’s 17th annual festival was attended by top cinema stars like US director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert de Niro.

Tunisian Nidhal Saadi won Best Actor for his role in the film “Regarde moi” (Look at me), directed by Nejib Belkhadi.

And German Aenne Schwarz won Best Actress for her role in “Alles is gut” (All is good), directed by Eva Trobish. Tribute evenings honored the careers of visionary French filmmaker Agnes Varda and her co-director, French street artist JR, who teamed up to produce the road documentary “Faces Places.”

The festival also hailed the career of Moroccan filmmaker Jilali Ferhati, whose films were shown in a new “panorama of Moroccan cinema” sidebar.