Thanks to the efforts of the Cape Film Commission, which has been promoting Cape Town and other locations in South Africa as an attractive film location, several Bollywood films are getting filmed in Cape Town (and also attracting Indian tourists to the region).
Akshay Kumar Holidays in Cape Town
Star couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna had a family vacation in Cape Town, Akshay posted several photos from Cape Town. Akshay and Twinkle were accompanied by their children (son Aarav and daughter Nitara).
Enjoy every sunset, look forward to every sunrise 😊 #viewfrommywindow #grateful pic.twitter.com/BDZIoMqoqq
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 28, 2016
That feeling when you realise your little boy is not that little anymore…almost my height and borrows my shoes 😁 #goodfeeling #bondingtime pic.twitter.com/k3WifW3gfS
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 31, 2016
Bollywood Movies Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa
Indian Movies like Tasveer, Cash, Race, No Problem have been filmed in Cape Town. During the filming of ‘No Problem’, several sectors such as catering, transport, hospitality, and security services benefited.
The Film Commission are banking on the lucrative Bollywood film industry will provide a huge boost for Cape Town and to the regional economy. Cape Town is already considered as a global film industry destination and has excellent infrastructure in place.
Anil Kapoor (used to be the global brand ambassador for South Africa Tourism) says that “with Cape Town’s unique offerings of locations, weather, culture and world class services, the city would become a magnet for large Bollywood productions.”
“In order to ensure that we grow this contributor even further, we need to make sure that our service offering, whether in tourism or film, is exceptional,” Tourism minister
Bollywood stars like Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and enjoy the Cape Town ambience, and are often seen holidaying here.
IPL in Cape Town
In 2009, the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament was held in Cape Town, which attracted influential Bollywood stars to the city. The success of the tournament further added to expectations that Cape Town will become the African hub of Bollywood for film productions.
“Images of our country were beamed into the homes of millions, and this provided the Western Cape with a wonderful opportunity to access this significant tourism and film market,” IPL management