MUMBAI: Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt Ltd has earned the distinction of becoming the first Indian production company to have an office at Fox Studios, Australia.
The office has been set up to facilitate the shooting of Nadiadwala’s Heyy Babyy, which is currently being shot in the country. Speaking from the sets, producer Sajid Nadiadwala says, “The studio has the best integrated production facilities. Though content will always drive our foray into films, our company would always like to support our talented technicians with the best facilities for changing audience needs.” The schedule is going ahead with ‘Hollywood precision’, adds the producer.
Heyy Babyy is being supported by NSW Tourism and NSW Government along with NSW Film and Television Office, says Nadiadwala, adding that the film is the biggest multi starrer Bollywood film to be shot extensively in Australia.
“We have been home to many highly successful US films and now welcome our first Bollywood film to the lot. Our ongoing relationship with Nadiadwala’s production office through his Australian line producer will result in a successful experience for this production,” says Fox Studios CEO Australia Nancy Romano.
Australia India Film Council chairman and the film’s line producer in Australia Anupam Sharma says, “This is by far the most prestigious Bollywood film to shoot in Australia, and it is a delight to see the Indian film industry flag fly in the midst of Fox Studios.”
The Australian government and private agencies have been actively pursuing trade and relations with Bollywood and the country has more than $ 130 million worth of India centric projects with development investment from NSW FTO, AFC and Film Victoria, say sources.