Bollywood brings traffic to a halt in Wellington!

By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Nov. 15 -- Featherston Street is the buzzing center of Wellington, with its panoramic view of the harbour and the Custom Quay, and its proximity to the Westpac Stadium, Victoria University and Wellington Railway Station.

The place is crowded with hurrying pedestrians and honking cars. Yet, director-duo Abbas-Mustan managed to bring traffic to a standstill in New Zealand's capital city for three days during the filming of Players earlier this year. Presented by Viacom 18, the official Indian version of The Italian Job, which revolves around a heist, required the 'players' to create a traffic jam so they can get away with the gold. "We'd decided we'd shoot the sequence in Wellington Central that is like the Hutatma Chowk of Mumbai. It took us six months of pre-production to plan