Bollywood came to
last year during the filming of its newest movie, EK Tha Tiger, and the energy-infused flick is set to hit screens
Filmed last Autumn in various locations around
Dublin, including ,
this romantic action thriller features students, Dubliners, and even An Garda
Siochana Trinity College
filling roles in various scenes and dance sequences.
The film stars two of the industries most popular actors, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, as it takes on a Bourne Identity theme while keeping the traditional spontaneous dance sequences so accustomed to the Bollywood style of cinema.
The movie tells the story of a spy who is sent to
Dublin on a secret mission while also pursuing the
admiration of the leading lady who happens to study dance at . Trinity College
One of the dance sequences can already be viewed online under the movies title.
The colourful two minute clip gives audiences a taste of the eclectic amalgamation that the up-beat movie offers with leprechaun hats, bag pipes, hurleys, and even trad music.
The Irish Times reported that Tourism Ireland believes the hindi movie will significantly boost awareness of
in the growing middle classes of India.
The organisation worked with the Irish Film Board and Dublin City Council to help secure the movies production in
Chief executive Niall Gibbons said: “Bollywood is deep-rooted in the psyche of most Indian people as it has a considerable influence on Indian travellers when they are deciding on their holiday destination.
“We are confident that the footage shot in
will help wet appetites and create a curiosity among Indians to come and visit
the places where the colourful ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ was shot. Dublin
“We are delighted to have co-operated with the Irish Film Board in securing this important film for
which was also made possible through strong support at Government level.” Ireland
Due to strict censorship regulations the trailer for the movie has already been banned in
however it will be shown in several countries and it is believed that it will
reach an audience of over 100 million. Pakistan
Ek Tha Tiger will be shown at most major cinemas in
and the . UK