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Sibiu, attractive destination for Bollywood

November 18, 2013


Nov. 18--BUCHAREST -- The city of Sibiu (about 272 km north-west of Bucharest) became an attractive destination for the Indian filmmaking industry. Proof to it is the fact that Indian actor Salman Khan started shooting a film in the historical centre of the city.

'The Small Square, Nicolae Balcescu, the Goldsmiths' Square, the Liars' Bridge,' these are the areas for which the Indian producers of the film paid 1,300 lei, the charge for occupying the public domain, for two days in Sibiu, spokesperson for the local City Hall Mirela Gligore told Agerpres.

She explained that the charge of 1,300 lei also included the access of the cars used in the film.

On Monday the Indian star shot the film in the morning in the Goldsmiths' Square and in the evening Salman Khan will be the leading man of some scenes that will be shot on the Liars' Bridge in Sibiu, a bridge that is famous due to the legend saying that if somebody tells a lie on the bridge, it will collapse. It is not only filmmakers, but also producers of video clips that are very fond of the view offered by the first cast iron bridge in Romania, the one in Sibiu.

Salman Khan started shooting the film in Sibiu on Sunday.

2011 was the year with the most numerous film scenes shot in Sibiu, most of them for TV broadcasts, but also films and video clips, according to the representatives of the City Hall. Sibiu is featured in many advertising spots, but also in documentary films, especially after 2007 when it managed to become the first Romanian city to be the European Capital of Culture. In 2009 American actor Nicholas Cage also shot some film scenes in Sibiu.


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