Sunday, 21 April, 2019

Wherever Bollywood goes, tourism follows: Mahesh Bhatt

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) A bhelpuri seller’s business on Juhu beach in Mumbai picked up after a song from Rajesh Khanna-starrer “Anand”, shot on the beach, came out, said Mahesh Bhatt Friday, pointing out the power of cinema that boosts tourism on the home turf as well as offshore. I remember talking to a bhelpuri seller near Juhu beach, who said that a song (‘Zindagi kaisi hai paheli’) from ‘Anand’ was shot here and his business increased after the movie. So, it’s true that wherever Bollywood goes, tourism follows,” Bhatt said at a session on Bollywood and Tourism at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tourism Summit here. However, he said that shooting in Mumbai, hub of Hindi cinema, has become “a nightmare”.


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