Magazine article Screen International

'Bombairiya' to Resume Shoot in December

Magazine article Screen International

'Bombairiya' to Resume Shoot in December

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Bombairiya, starring Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi and Siddhanth Kapoor, is set to start its third and final schedule of the shoot in mid-December after it was interrupted by an industry strike and a non-film-related injury that Kapoor suffered at home last month.

Set in modern-day Mumbai, the film is shooting on location, with 70% outdoor locations. The final leg will start on December 11 for 12 days, bringing the total shoot to 46 days. The domestic release is scheduled for the first half of 2016.

The Hindi and English-language caper comedy is the latest Bollywood film featuring a female director and female lead. Produced by UK and Mumbai-based Beautiful Bay Entertainment, it is the first feature film of director Pia Sukanya.

"Hero kaun hai? (Who's the hero?) was the standard Bollywood question asked when a new film was being discussed," says Beautiful Bay's Mumbai-based producer Michael Ward. "However, in the last couple of years, the Hindi heroines have proven they can manage perfectly well without the boys. …

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