Bollywood in Paris!

Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 6:20am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

While Hollywood has always been obsessed with Paris, Bollywood is just discovering the city. Preity Zinta was the one who started the trend after a long gap when she shot her last film Ishq in Paris. The Shammi Kapoor-Sharmila Tagore film An Evening in Paris was the first Hindi film to be filmed there. But in recent times Hindi film makers have been obsessed with filming in London, Africa, Australia and the US. The recent Kangana Ranaut-Rajkummar Rao film Queen was shot in Paris, and triggered off a Parisian passion in Bollywood.

A number of upcoming films will be shot there. The first one being Nikhil Advani's Hero. According to reliable members of the unit, a sudden decision has been taken to shoot a part of a song in Paris. Says the source, "A romantic number was filmed on Sooraj Pancholi and Aathiya Shetty in Mumbai. But a portion of the song was not shot. We were told it will be shot in Paris, although the city is no part of the script."

At least three more big-budgeted under-production films are planning to incorporate Paris into their plot. These include Kabir Khan's Phantom, Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do and Mohit Suri's Hamari Adhuri Kahani.

10 Hollywood films shot in Paris
Before Sunset (2004)
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy

Le Divorce (2003)
Kate Hudson and Romain Duris

French Kiss (1995)
Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline

An American In Paris (1951)
Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron

Charade (1961)
Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn

Midnight In Paris (2011)
Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard

Frances Ha (2012)
Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner

Frantic (1988)
Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley

Ratatouille (2007)
Brad Garrett, Lou Romano

The Aristocats (1970)

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