Bollywood romance filmed in Yorkshire

New Bollywood romance Shaandaar worked with Creative England's Production Services Team to film scenes in Yorkshire.

The movie's producers originally planned a shoot in central Europe, but a familiarisation trip to the UK helped Yorkshire win them over.

"Filming in Yorkshire was great," producer Vivek Bajrang Agrawal told Creative England. "The countryside here is beautiful and very different from anywhere else in England or Europe.

"We had Leeds as our base, filming was easy and comfortable as permits were easy to obtain and the people here know about film shoots which made it even more comfortable. We'd love to come round again soon."

Prime Studios in Leeds was used as a production base and local landmarks like Carlton Towers in North Yorkshire, Allerton Castle near Harrogate and Broughton Hall in Skipton, all feature in the new film.

"Shaandaar is one of a number of international feature films Creative England's Production Services Team has supported in Yorkshire in the last year," said Chris Hordley, Creative England's production liaison manager for Yorkshire. "The film is visually stunning, testament to the rich and varied landscape Yorkshire offers to the film industry."

Yorkshire is a popular northern England filming location, partly because it offers the largest regional film fund of its sort in the country, backed by the European Regional Development Fund.

New period drama series Victoria is set to film at Yorkshire Studios, a new production facility adapted from former RAF hangars situated between Leeds and York.


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