THE Tamil movie production industry is in the country filming an $8million production with another of similar budget scheduled to begin shooting next month.
Producer Pala Karuppayaa said he was proud to be a part of the movie Naadi Thudikkuthadi, his seventh production, which he said was made even more special by being shot in Fiji.
"I want to thank the Fiji government and Film Fiji for their assistance in making this production a possibility and I look forward to bringing more shoots to Fiji," he said.
Chief guest at the Nadi shoot, Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority chief executive Jitoko Tikolevu thanked the producers for bringing the $8m production to Fiji and wished the crew well during their 45-day stay.
"I hope you will bring more movies to Fiji and take advantage of our rebate on movie productions in this country," he said.
Film Fiji CEO Florence Swamy urged the cast and production crew to enjoy some of Fiji's world-renowned tourist attractions after the completion of filming.
"I hope you have a very successful 45-day shoot in Fiji but also take some time out to enjoy some of our tourism spots," she said.
"I thank you for choosing Fiji as your location and we are confident that when the movie is released, it will showcase many of the beautiful parts of our country and not only attract other productions but also entice more tourists here."