Russia, apart from beings the world’s largest country has incredible mountains, beaches, deserts, ethnic villages, spectacular volcanoes and glaciers, making it one of the most beautiful countries in the World.
This is the country which attracted Bollywood and Hollywood directors and producers to shoot their movies in Russian landscape
Bollywood’s Bhaijaan Salman Khan movie “Lucky: no time for love” was the movie to be entirely shot in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, Russia.
In the movie Agent Vinod (2012) Saif Ali Khan enters Russia at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg and proceeds to shoot a scene in front of the popular tourist spot Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia.
‘Players’ 2012 is an official remake of the 2003 Hollywood blockbuster, The Italian Job. It had a multistar cast and was filmed in multiple foreign locations including Russia. Catherine’s Palace, St. Petersburg was shown in the movie as Neil Nitin Mukesh’s house
St. Petersburg, the most beautiful city in Russia is full of romantic ambiance, bridges, museum-like streets and imperial spirit.
Hollywood movies like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Resident Evil: Retribution, Transformers: Dark of the Moon etc have also been shot in Russia
You know the third schedule of Player’s movie shoot, which was the longest and most important, began on April 2011 in parts of Siberia, St Petersburg. Mustan Burmawalla said in Russia we faced language problem, we appointed about 25 interpreters. We needed them to help us about basic things like where to go to eat, shop or loo etc,".
Here is very interesting incident during the sequences involving the train in Russia. Bachchan refused to have a body double for the scenes and performed all the dangerous stunts himself.
During the sequence, he had to balance himself atop two trains which were travelling at approximately 100 km/h. He hit his head on a rod on top of the train, but still managed to complete the scene. During another scene Bachchan was left hanging by a rack on the train for around 20 hours. While filming took place there, a group of Russian soldiers learnt that an Indian film was shooting nearby and joined the crew on the sets and requested to meet all the stars.
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