Bollywood’s fascination for shooting locations in the Sultanate is well known and while a number of Bollywood, regional films and songs having been shot in Oman, this time a team from the Indian Hindi film industry has gone to the Muscat Festival to shoot Bollywood’s first ever Indo-Arabic sports flick titled Papa Kehte Hai Bada Naam Karega.
Filmmaker Rahul Mittra, actor -director Deepak Tijori and actor Harshvardhan Deo were invited as guests of honour for the first shot of the movie to be filmed in Oman at Muscat recently. The first shot of the movie was filmed at the Muscat Festival venue at Amerat, followed by shoots at other exotic locations in Oman.
Rahul Mittra an award-winning filmmaker & CEO of Wave Cinemas, who has produced path-breaking films like Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Bullett Raja, Revolver Rani, Sarkar 3 and is currently producing Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 with Sanjay Dutt, appreciated the breath-taking locales of the country and urged the senior government functionaries present at the event to come up with an attractive subsidy and film policy.
Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega will be directed by Harleen Singh and will explore the life of a cricket-obsessed young boy from a remote Indian town whose only aim is to become a cricketer and fulfill his dream of representing the Indian national cricket team globally.