backdrop; it is the city that the characters (in the film) come to, for the New Year though she refused to divulge more details. However, we did learn that dance plays an important role in the film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah. A special premiere of the film will be held at Atlantis The Palm where a large part of the film has been shot.
Other Hindi films that have been shot in the city recently include Mental, Race 2, Dabangg besides Ladies and Gentleman (Malayalam). Switch, a Chinese action film, has also been shot in Dubai. The entire crew of the film reiterated that filming in Dubai was rendered very easy due to the co-operation of the authorities and locals alike, some of them even volunteering for odd jobs like traffic control.
When Shah Rukh Khan was asked whether Dubai would be the new London, he said that comparisons such as these oversimplified matters,. ďEach city, be it London, Dubai, Mumbai or Delhi, has a unique charm of its own.Ē
Incidentally Dubai, besides a filming destination, is also the haven for a whole lot of A-list actors from Hollywood and Bollywood, including Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.