AFTER shooting for almost a week, renowned Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal - famous for his comedy roles - made his first public appearance in Fiji on Friday night.
Mr Rawal, who is in the country shooting for his Bollywood psychological thriller Table No. 21, said in a press conference at The Pearl South Pacific Resort in Pacific Harbour that he loved Fiji.
"I love the peaceful and pristine environment in Fiji," he said.
Mr Rawal said the people of Fiji were terrific, nice, kind and blended easily with any type of shoot.
"My experience here has been very pleasant not because of the country but because of the people here," he said.
He said the people of Fiji were very nice which made the place very beautiful.
Mr Rawal, who plays the role of a hotel owner, also revealed that the reason for Table No. 21 to be shot in Fiji was because of some shots in the film that could only be shot in Fiji and no where else in the world.
However, he was tight lipped in revealing what the scenes were.
And with more than 1000 locals taking part in the film, he said the locals were fitting in well.
"Fiji is part of the story, so whoever is a Fijian, becomes part of the story," he said.
Mr Rawal also said he had plans to do stage shows in Fiji.
The director of the film Aditya Datt said the movie was set to release sometimes early next year and would feature about 12 locals with speaking roles.
The film will also feature Sach Ka Samna (Facing the Truth) reality TV show host Rajeev Khandelwal opposite actress Tina Desai.