Yorkshire is the biggest county in Britain (and one of the most beautiful as well). Despite being home to several British Asians, who make up some of Bollywood’s most hardcore fans, very few Indian films have been shot here. Probably that was one of the reasons that made the organizers select Sheffield as the venue for the 2007 IIFA Awards. Recently, a Bollywood movie was also filmed in the beautiful locations of Yorkshire.
Bollywood romantic comedy ‘Shaandaar’ was recently filmed on Teesside (name given to the conurbation in the north east of England made up of the towns of Billingham, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Skelton-in-Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby and surrounding settlements near the River Tees.)
Passers by were surprised to see half clad young woman and a film crew on the pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea. The striking coastline of Saltburn provided the backdrop for the ‘destination marriage comedy.
Although the movie failed to live up-to the expectations, Yorkshire can definitely expect more Bollywood films to come and shoot at their beautiful locations.
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2007 IIFA Awards (International Indian Film Academy Awards), also known as the Bollywood oscars, was held at the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield, England. New York, Sydney and Barcelona were the other cities competing to host the 2007 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, but organisers opted for Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Hull and York (after a personal request from Tony Blair).
Saltburn is a delightful coastal town located in north-east Yorkshire (England) that has retained its Victorian charm and thrills. From the water balanced cliff lifts to the last remaining pier in Yorkshire, Saltburn provides visitors with an authentic seaside experience!
There’s plenty to entertain too as the town has an up and coming arts scene, lots of restaurants and lots of daring water sports to try.