THE shooting for Bollywood movie Warning has moved to Rakiraki.
Rakiraki Town Council special administrator Seini Raiko said the movie brought positive outcomes for the small town.
"The first effect that this movie shooting has had on the local economy is the block booking of all the affordable accommodation in the proximity of the central business district. The bookings are from June 12 to July 26, 2012 so any traveller or visitor to Rakiraki during this time will find it difficult to get accommodation," she said.
Ms Raiko said the alternative accommodation that had been used by visitors and officers working with the town council had been Dreamview Villas at Volivoli Point.
Ms Raiko said they were also expecting an increase in business operations.
"The other expected overflows into the local economy are increased purchase of groceries from the supermarkets to cater for the crew, increased purchase of vegetables and fruits from the market for catering purposes, increased hire of transport (rental and taxis) for transportation of crew, and the increased visits to the central business district during breaks," she said.
She said the movie would also showcase Rakiraki as the Fiji adventure destination of the future.
"The activities that are being generated by this film shooting will also trigger the residents' hype for increased investment in local economic ventures in their backyard.
"My vision on retaining the country feel of the ‘toddler' town is a challenge for new developments coming in.
Warning producer Aamer Gibrian said the crew was enjoying their short stay in Rakiraki.