Bollywood filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt will shoot his next venture “Blood Money” in the Belgian port city of Antwerp, where a large Indian community is employed in the diamond industry.
It is the first time that an Indian movie will be shot in Antwerp, the centre of world diamond trade, the EuAsiaNews reported quoting the public broadcaster VRT Sunday.
The filming will get under way Aug 22 and is being given financial support from the Flemish Tourist Board.
“Blood Money” is the story of an Indian couple that moves to Antwerp for the husband’s job. Once in Antwerp, things do not run smoothly for the couple and cracks soon begin to show in their relationship.
The Flemish Tourist Board invited Mukesh Bhatt to Antwerp to look for suitable locations to shoot the film.
The board’s Lea Winkler told the VRT that “we have been in negotiations with the makers of the film since 2008 and have invested 143,000 Euros in the project.”
Last year the number of Indian tourists visiting Flanders region located in northern Belgium rose by 16 percent. It is hoped that the film will encourage even more Indian tourists to visit the region, noted VRT.