In a development, which has elated Berlin tourism officials, a film starring Shah Rukh Khan is to be shot on location in the German capital this autumn, officials said on Tuesday.
“This could be the breakthrough needed for making the Berlin destination known to the Indian market,” Berlin tourism director Burkard Kieker said on Tuesday. “It’s exactly what we want.” “Don 2” — a sequel to the blockbuster “Don” — is being supported by the Berlin-Brandenburg film promotion company Medienboard to the tune of 550,000 euros (705,000 dollars).
Farhan Akhtar will direct the flick, with the shoot scheduled to last 50 days and taking place in many landmark Berlin sites.
Khan stirred up a bit of Bollywood fever in Berlin last winter when his film “My Name Is Khan” was featured at the Berlinale Film Festival.
“The Indian superstar and the film location Berlin will make for a great couple before the largest audience in the world,” said Medienboard managing director Kirsten Niehuus.