Bollywood has finally come to Miami!

The reason I am so excited to discuss this is obvious. Miami, Florida has been my home for the past several years, and it is indeed exciting to see a Bollywood film being filmed right here in theBollywoodFan's territory, in the South Beach, Coconut Grove and Bayside locales! From this Miami Herald piece, on Karan Johar's Dostana:

Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan are the stars of the first major Bollywood production to call South Florida home. Production began Friday on Dostana, an Indian musical comedy set in the Miami area.

The plot: one beautiful woman, three handsome men. All of the guys find themselves falling for her. Hilarity and spontaneous song follow.

Nice! I can only hope to be able to try to get a hold of some information on the shooting, and would totally skip work to get a glimpse of Priyanka Chopra or Abhishek Bachchan! Anyone with any information to share? My guess is that there will be some scenes shot in the art deco district on South Beach (pictured below), and as the article says, some on Lincoln Road.

Addendum 4/6/2008:

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Anonymous said...

Yaar, it was a blast at bayside today on Thursday April 3, 2008. Saw a dance by shilpa at bayside, and same time abhie was roller blading bunch of blondes and singing. ended up meeting with shilpa, abhie, and of course the famouse Designer Manish Malhotra was there as well, and karan johar's mom, very fine and friendly lady. i heard on the set today, amitabh, jaya and aish are in miami as well to celebrate jaya's 60th birthday. lots of good pictures of the stars on the Biscayne Bayside. had extremely fun day at Bayfront park.

theBollywoodFan said...

Sounds like loads of fun! Thanks for sharing.