Abu Dhabi-UAE, 15 October 2016: twofour54 and Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) hosted a gathering for India’s production executives in Mumbai last night to celebrate the success of Bollywood blockbuster Dishoom. The event was attended by the film’s producer, Sajid Nadiadwala, along with guests of honour Rohit Dhawan, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez from Dishoom; and Kulmeet Makkar, the Chief Executive Officer of The Film & Television Producers Guild of India.
During the event, Sajid Nadiadwala announced the DVD release of Dishoom and joined director Rohit Dhawan and cast members Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez to participate in a panel discussion about their experience filming in Abu Dhabi. Rohit Dhawan highlighted the quality of the support infrastructure in Abu Dhabi and the easy access to government entities and locations facilitated by ADFC; while actors Jacqueline Fernandez, John Abraham and Varun Dhawan commented on the superb hospitality and facilities on offer.
Abu Dhabi has successfully served as the backdrop for several Bollywood films, most recently Dishoom, which filmed at 26 locations in the city over 38 filming days. This followed successful shoots in 2014 with Baby and Bang Bang! where twofour54 provided production services and as a result built up considerable understanding of the unique Bollywood format. While visiting the Dishoom set in Abu Dhabi, Sajid Nadiadwala, whose family have been in the industry for 60 years, commented that Abu Dhabi was a very film-friendly place and provided a great experience for his director, actors and producers. He also said that the producers get a good rebate for shooting in addition to its excellent facility.
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