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Sharks on Bollywood star's mind

Tevita Vuibau
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BOLLYWOOD heartthrob Neil Nitin Mukesh is looking forward to exploring the islands and possibly swimming with sharks without protective gear.

Mukesh, who is in the country to shoot his latest film 3G, said if he had a chance to swim with sharks in Fiji he would do away with the protective cages.

"I suppose in a swim with sharks you wouldn't want to go down in a cage, just to get a feel for the full experience of it all," he said.

The Bollywood star who scored his first acting role at the age of four, said he was also looking forward to trying out scubadiving and skydiving while in Fiji.

"Fiji is really beautiful and I'm looking forward to maybe coming back in future to shoot more films," he said.

"I love the colour of the sea and the sunsets. We have heard so much about the Fijian sunsets and we are all looking forward to shooting the sunset scene later today (yesterday)."

Comparing Fiji to other locations where he has worked, Mukesh said the country compared well.

"At the look of it, it's a gorgeous country. I've shot in locations like Kenya, New Zealand and all over the world and indeed every place has its unique charm."

Mukesh described the film 3G as a psychological thriller, saying it was about a young couple who had come to settle in Fiji and were haunted by a supernatural being.

He will star in the thriller opposite leading lady Sonal Chauhan, to whom he is rumoured to be romantically linked.

When asked if Mukesh was indeed single, Chauhan replied: "No he's not."

Mukesh has worked on films including Players, 7 Khoon Maaf, Johnny Gaddar, Aa Dekhen Zara and New York.

Sonal worked in films like Jannat and Buddhah ... Hoga Tera Baap.

The film 3G, a project of EROS subsidiary Next Generation films, started shooting yesterday in Pacific Harbour.

It is projected to spend about $2million for the 14-day shoot in Fiji.

About 40 local extras will be hired for the shoot while several Fijians are expected to have speaking roles in the film.





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