Bollywood asked to make films in Switzerland-like Tajikistan

By HT

Citing its pristine beauty and picturesque green landscapes, Tajikistan has invited Bollywood, the Hindi film industry in India, to make movies in this Switzerland-like nation. The proposal was discussed between visiting Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and Tajikistan Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi during a meeting here recently, according to officials.

Tajikistan is like Switzerland, more pristine and with a number of glaciers and 1,000 plus rivers running out of it, Zarifi said, adding that almost every Tajik is familiar with the Indian cinema.

"It is a fantastic location for film shooting and he (Zarifi) invited Bollywood and other Indian centres to come and make films in Tajikistan," a senior Indian Foreign Ministry official quoted th