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When Bollywood takes Milan

The city of Milan is becoming more and more popular among the producers of Bollywood movies thanks to its astonishing landmarks like the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the Duomo Cathedral and the Sforza Castle.

Last week end the actors, dancers and the crew of a new Bollywood movie have shot some scenes on the side of the Duomo Cathedral and in the Piazzetta Reale, right in front of the Royal Palace of Milan.

The very first time that a Bollywood movie took place in Milan was in June 2012.

Just five years ago the main scenes of a movie called “Ajab Gazabb Love (Strange and Wonderful Love)” were filmed in the heart fo the city, between the La Scala Opera house and the Piazza del Duomo.

In this Bollywood movie appears also the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele which also serves as the main set of a dance scene.

The movie tells the story of a young girl who prefers to fall in love with a handsome man who is not as rich as the villain who keeps on chasing her. She realized what really matters in life during her trip in Italy and in Milan.

The whole city of Milan will benefit of the publicity that such great Bollywood productions bring to Milan. These movies are usually seen by millions of people who will enjoy the plot and also the landscapes chosen by the directors.

It is most likely that the movie shot last week end will not be the last one and that we will see other Indian stars taking the city and we will hear more Hindi pop music playing amid the narrow streets of Milan.

Other popular locations for filming in Italy are for sure the city of Venice and its canals, Rome and the Colosseum and the shores of Sardinia.




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