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.


Rapper 50 cent embraces Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest with playful name change tweet

The ‘Power’ star joked about changing his name to “50 HALALA.” (AFP)
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Rapper 50 cent embraces Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest with playful name change tweet

DUBAI:  US rapper 50 Cent took Twitter by surprise as he teased fans with a joke about a potential name change.

The ‘Power’ star joked about changing his name to “50 HALALA.”

This was after the rapper was added to Jeddah World Fest’s line-up in Saudi Arabia.

Tweeps took to the cheeky tweet by storm, replying with warm messages like “welcome to Saudi 50 HALALA.”

Another Saudi fan wrote, “many thanks 50 Halala.”

The music sensation told his 10 million followers, “I been around the world a few times there’s no place [like] JEDDAH.”

He also shared his experience at the festival with excited fans and wrote, “I had a ball at Jeddah fest, kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

The music festival is part of the Jeddah Season of activities which falls under the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s (SCTH) ambitious program of seasonal entertainment for the Kingdom.