Goa is more than a tourist paradise for Abhishek

Dec 09 2010, 12:15 IST
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Dum Maro Dum marks the coming together of director Rohan Sippy and Abhishek Bachchan. Dum Maro Dum marks the coming together of director Rohan Sippy and Abhishek Bachchan.
SummaryBachchan got to know a completely different side to Goa when he shot there for his film 'Dum Maro Dum.'

Abhishek Bachchan who plays a police officer from Goa in his upcoming movie "Dum Maro Dum", says he got to know a completely different side of the tiny tourist state during the shoot of the film. "The film is about a police officer from Goa. Hence, shooting in Goa for Dum Maro Dum has been a great experience as the film is based there," Abhishek said.

"Usually as tourists when you go to Goa, you get to know more of the touristic sites. But during this shoot, we actually got to see more of the local places in Goa and literally experienced that the place is more than just the resorts, so it was very interesting," Abhishek recalled.

He agreed that Goans have been typecast in certain way in many movies. "The image of drinking and making merry is not an accurate account of what the Goan people are. People are very loving and sweet, unfortunately they get typecast but that is not what I have noticed," he added.

Abhishek said he liked outdoor shoots very much. "I am fine shooting anywhere and any place actually, at the end of the day, I am an actor and I am just here to do the job. I am not particular that way about within India or abroad - I will go anywhere, wherever the film requires," he said.

However, Abhishek says actors get so busy working on outdoors that even though they get opportunity to travel to all the beautiful and historical places but are not able to actually spend time and learn about the place.

The 34-year-old actor said one of his first memories of Goa was during the shooting of his father's 1983 film 'Pukar'.

"One keeps going back to Goa every now and then but over the last 12 months, I have spent a huge amount of time there because I have shot three films in Goa - "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se", "Dum Maaro Dum" and now the first schedule of "Players"," he said.

Abhishek said the first of his films that has been shot entirely in Goa is the recently released "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se".

"Otherwise I have earlier also shot certain portions for Dhoom and Dhoom 2 in Goa."

Shooting in Goa has an advantage, he said adding that it is impossible that any visitor will not like the food.

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