Big-budget Bollywood film 'Bharat' shot in Abu Dhabi

Big-budget Bollywood film 'Bharat' shot in Abu Dhabi
Published: 30 May 2019 - 6:47 a.m.

Exclusive photos in Abu Dhabi from the upcoming action film Bharat were released today depicting Bollywood superstars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, filming across the emirate. Principal photography took place last year and involved over 200 international crew members and 1,400 extras.


The production spent 15 days shooting at four locations, including Liwa desert, Al Wathba, and Al Ain, the latter of which featured a state-of-the-art set which replicated a 1970s oilfield. Key scenes were also shot at twofour54’s award-winning backlot at KIZAD, where an Arabian marketplace was created. twofour54 also provided full production services, covering key areas such as location assistance, permits and equipment as well as catering, accommodation, travel and transportation.

The film also took advantage of Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30 percent cash-back rebate on production spend in the Emirate.


Directed by Ali Abbas, Bharat will be released in cinemas during Eid Al Fitr on June 5, 2019. The film is an official adaptation of the 2014 Korean film, Ode to My Father, which depicted modern Korean history from the 1950’s to the present day through the life of an ordinary man.

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