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10-16-2010, 12:37 AM #1
Shah Rukh's Don 2 gets bill waiver from German governmentAfter the immensely successful remake of the blockbuster Don, Shah Rukh's all set to star again in the sequel which is being shot in Berlin. The German government is to provide an astounding rebate of 3 million euros to the producers.
The action sequences and stunts are already being filmed in the commercial districts of the city. The production schedule is to last for over two months in and around various locations in Berlin. The source also reveals that the German government has announced on their website that they will co-operation and support to the filming of the movie. A local film promotion company named Medienboard has provided local support with 550,000 euros in the form of funds. This is the first time an India film has received such a big investment from a local media company.
Tourism in Berlin is expected to get a boost with Don 2; a source adds that after Shah Rukh attended the Berlinale Film Festival last year for his film My Name Is Khan, the decision was made to shoot Don 2 in the German Capital.
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani said they had to finish filming first and depending on them getting through the minimum points required to meet the country's culture test, a certain portion of the budget spent in Germany will be given as subsidy. He however, refused to speculate on the rebate being offered....being a human...