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Jobs for 100 locals

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

ABOUT 100 locals will be employed during the one-month long shoot of Bollywood movie Santa Banta.

Managed by the Global Business and Legal Consultancy, movie producers have so far hired local transport, tourist service providers and businesses to assist with the $4.5million production.

Local consultant Peter Nair said about 50 locals had already been hired.

"We want to hire 50 more people to help with the production of the movie," Mr Nair said.

"We are hiring in particular local dancers for the dance numbers we'll be shooting."

He says the movie will be directed and produced by Akashdeep Sabir and stars Boman Irani, Neha Dhupia, model-turned-actress Lisa Hayden, Ram Kapoor and master comedian Johnny Lever.

"The movie is a comedy thriller. It stars some of the most well-known actors from Bollywood.

"It will be shot in different areas around Nadi, Suva and other parts of the country. It will feature some very prominent places in the country.

"We will also feature places like the Hilton Resort in Denarau and the marina."

Mr Sabir is the head of production company, Cinetek Telefilms Limited.

Movies credited to the director include Ghaathi, Thakaan (creative director), Bevdadas (creative director) and Miss 420.

Main actor Boman Irani is an award-winning actor whose film credits include 3 Idiots, Don 2: The King is Back¸ Cocktail and Student of the Year.





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