The Times of India: Radhika and Ajai Rao romance in Sweden

Endendigu“When choreographer Imran Sardhariya set out to make his first film as a director, there was one thing he was very clear about — he wanted his film to have wow moments that would remain with audiences.

Armed with a script for a love story and a cast including Krishna Ajai Rao and Radhika Pandit, his task was cut out — find awesome locations and capture them well. “I have been shooting abroad in my capacity as choreographer for over a decade, and while Europe is not new as a location, most film crews shoot during summer, as the season offers really long days — sometimes with up to 15 hours of sunlight.

The other option, of course, is to capture snow, which has been done so many times before. Hence, we decided to capture autumn-winter, a time when the most prominent colours you see in nature are orange and aqua green,” says Imran, who shot his film in Sweden, a first for Kannada cinema.”

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Richa Chadda and Kalki Koechlin will shoot in Sweden in October

Richa Chadda

Actress Richa Chadda, who will be seen sharing screen with Kalki Koechlin in Jia aur Jia, will have to learn Tamil language for the girl bonding movie, in which the two actresses will be swapping cultural identities.

Dehli girl Richa, who tip-toed into Bollywood as Dolly in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and made it big as fiery Nagma in the crime thriller series Gangs of Wasseypur, will be seen as a Tamilian, while Kalki, who is from Puducherry, will play a Punjabi girl in Jia aur Jia.

“I will be taking Tamil lessons before we start shooting. It is difficult for me, who is a North Indian, to speak in Tamil, but itäs going to be fun, ” Richa said.

“I will undergo a training in Tamil language to get the right diction and to justify my character, ” added the actress.

Directed by Howard Rosemeyer, Jia aur Jia will be shot in Sweden and Richa will start shooting for the film in October.

“I’m looking forward to the film as Kalki is a wonderful person and it will be fun to work with her,” added the 24-year-old who was recently seen in Fukrey.

The Times of India: Upendra’s new movie, Basavanna, to be shot in Sweden


Just as Dr Ramanidu’s Suresh Prouctions are leaving Sweden after a successful shooting, a new team is announcing its arrival. This time with the great actor and director Upendra in the leading role:

Upendra’s new film, Basavanna, will have the unique distinction of starting its shoot on foreign shores. The puja for the film was done last week in the Dodda Ganapati temple in Bangalore. But the muharat clap and shoot will start in Sweden in July.”

The Connecting Bollywood team look forward to having them with us!

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