Bollywood Enters Australia
Just watched Salaam Namaste this weekend - and was, for the first time, glad to not see any more of Europe in a Bollywood movie. Big banner Bollywood movies are...
Just watched Salaam Namaste this weekend – and was, for the first time, glad to not see any more of Europe in a Bollywood movie. Big banner Bollywood movies are notorious for shooting ‘dream-sequences’ in (mostly) Switzerland or London. This movie – a drastic change from the usual Bollywood pattern – was shot entirely on-location in Melbourne, Victoria.
Tourism Victoria, welcomed Bollywood – this appeared in their March 2005 newsletter:
"With a growing middle class, estimated to number between 50 million and 150 million, India has significant potential as a tourism market for Victoria . There has been steady growth in visitor numbers to Victoria over the past 10 years, with a 30 per cent increase last year and average annual growth of 18 per cent"