The Times Of India: “Aftab Shivdasani has a blast”

This is a story that we got from The Times Of India, unfortunately neglecting to state that it all happened in Sweden:

Aftab Shivdasani narrates a funny incident that happened to him recently. 

He posted his experience on a microblogging site, “I walked into a cafe since I had a break in between shots.. There was a group of old gentlemen sipping ..their coffee..they stared at me like I was from some place familiar!! I looked at them,smiled politely,wondering why they were staring at me ..finally they called me and asked me questions as to where I’m from and what my age is! I was a lil confused so I asked them …what they asked me all that..and they replied-I looked like them when they were young and I made them reminise about their youth…!!”

The next thing the actor realised was that he had stepped out in the look of the his character Jaidev Verma from 1920 Evil Returns. “Which is why I looked like i was from another era,” he confesses.

“Here is a sense of something new”

On Monday, the last scenes were shot at Häckeberga castle, and Sweden, before returning to India for the final shootings and studio work.

– We’ve had everything we need and we have lots of good words about Sweden to spread to our colleagues in Mumbai when we return, Aftab Shivdasani says. The Swedes seem to be as passionate about film production as we are and I hope that you will get a chance to see the movie when it’s finished.

The article is of course in Swedish, but we can’t refrain from also quoting the producer Farahjaan Sheikh from ASA Productions:

– It’ so beautiful here, here is a sense of something new, she says. These locations have fit the film perfectly. Each place have been completely different from the other so there has been a wide selection of places, each with it’s own character.

On a scale from 1 to 10, Farahjaan Sheikh gives Scania an 8. ASA Productions have a lot of films in the pipeline and some of them will most probably be shot in Scania.

Yes, we will be happy to come back, she says.

Read the full article here (in Swedish only)

Scania to become a favorite venue for Bollywood?

Indian horror is closing down part of the Kulturen Museum in Lund, but take it easy, it’s just the first ever Bollywood shooting in Sweden. The Indian star actor Aftab Shivdasani comes riding on a white horse up the cobblestone alley. He look melancholic, but then he plays a poet in the horror movie “1920- Evil Returns”
– I find it very beautiful here in Sweden and we are provided with everything we need, he says.
Read more at Sydsvenskan (in Swedish only)