MUMBAI: In its bid to promote tourism in Australia's most powerful
state, the New South Wales (NSW) government has joined the Indian film
producers to promote the Bollywood film 'Heyy Babyy'.
The film will be previewed in Sydney, Australia on August 22, two
days in advance of its world premiere in Mumbai on August 24.
'Heyy Babyy' is the biggest multi-star cast Bollywood film production
to have come to Australia. The production house has spent about
Australian dollar two million and hired more than 450 locals as cast and
crew members during its five and a half week stay on locations across
Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment is the first Indian production
company to have shot almost an entire film in Sydney.
The Tourism Minister, Matt Brown said, ''The film is set in Sydney
and is shot at some of its famous tourist locations such as the iconic
Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach as well as The Rocks, Darling
Harbour, Botanical Gardens and Sydney city streets.''
''The production house, worked with the NSW government to garner
maximum mileage for Sydney and promote our key messages to the Indian
audiences,' added Brown.
According to a release issued here, Tourism NSW, the Department of
State and Regional Development and the NSW Film and Television Office
(FTO) provided extensive location advice and production assistance to
Sajid Nadiadwala's team during the film shoot.
Speaking about the crew's experiences on shooting in Australia,
producer Sajid Nadiadwala said, ''Everything about Sydney was perfect --
the friendly and professional Australian crew, the aesthetic beauty of the
natural and man-made attractions and landscapes, the lifestyle of the city,
shopping and dining were all key factors in the success of the film shoot in
'Heyy Babyy' is the story of three bachelors Aroush (Akshay Kumar),
Tanmay (Riteish Deshmukh) and Al(Fardeen Khan) living in Sydney. Their
romantic lives are turned upside down when a baby lands on their
doorstep, the release adds.
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