Rani Mukherji to shoot in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, March 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji will shoot a romantic film in Malaysia's Kuala Terengganu state in May.

Mentri Besar, chief minister of the state that is located 500 km northeast of the national capital, has said his government is "excited that a Bollywood production house has selected Kuala Terengganu as its shooting location".

This could boost the state's tourism industry, reported The Star newspaper Wednesday.

Picturesque Kuala Terengganu is on the Terrengganu river and is surrounded by South China Sea from three sides. Besar said the state government will procure a glass bottom barge for tourists to get close views of sharks and other marine lives.

He also said he had met the producer of the movie and read the script. But he did not disclose the names of other actors.

"The production house will disclose the list of actors and actresses including other details at a press conference before the start of the shooting," he said.

Indian films and their actors, both from Mumbai and from Chennai, are popular in Malaysia, which is home to nearly two million members of the Indian diaspora.