British Culture Minister Barbara Follet launched an Indian-British movie production treaty along with Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan and filmmaker Vipul Shah at the set of London Dreams on the Trafalgar Square.
The treaty is aimed at encouraging film co-production between Indian and British filmmakers by providing them with substantial benefits like tax cuts, sources of funding and practical support.
“Any Indian filmmaker who wants to collaborate with a British producer will find it more financially worthwhile. We can also offer a mature production infrastructure and share expertise between the two countries’ film industries,” Follet said.
The treaty is said to be quite practical in the wake of the fact that more and more Bollywood movies are being made in the British capital and there were an estimated 2.6 million people who watched Hindi movies in Britain last year. The business is estimated at around 12.4 million pounds. Movies like Cheeni Kum, Namastey London and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom were shot primarily in London.
Vipul, who was the director of Namastey London, is currently shooting London Dreams over there. The movie stars Salman Khan and Asin along with Ajay. It is the story of two friends who dream to be rock super-stars when they grow up.
More photos and a video of Ajay Devgan are below.