Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Kingsman Images Show Samuel L. Jackson
And Colin Firth deploys his umbrella for The Secret Service
Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014
The Where Eagles Dare director dies aged 79
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
White Bird In A Blizzard In A Trailer
Shailene Woodley loses Eva Green
Jeremy Lovering Prepares For The Bringing
In Fear director heads for Cecil Hotel
More Movie News

Welcome to Bollywoodland
Film industry gets its own theme park

17 June 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  

submit to reddit

If you like your Bollywood flicks, and we know there are plenty of you out there (the Indian film industry is one of the largest film producers in the world, don’t you know), you’ll soon be getting the chance to live the movies for real.

News reaches us that the crazy land that they call Dubai (that place with shedloads of money and wacky seven-star hotels) is soon to be the host of an huge new development in association with Dubai Infinity Holdings, called The Yash Raj Films Entertainment District.

Creators of such South Asian blockbusters as Veer Zara, Hum Tum and Bunty Aur Babli (okay, we haven’t seen them ourselves, but we’re told they’re good), YRF will be lending its name to theme park attractions, a movie palace and a brand spanking new hotel.

As Bollywood movies rake in substantially more cash than western films in that part of the world, this is a savvy move by the cinema giants. As for the prospective punters, and in keeping with Bollywood’s love of all things Technicolor and toe-tappingly musical, they better bring their sunglasses and dancing shoes when the devlopment opens in 2012.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Benjamin Button Trailer In Hi-Def
Good lord, that's pretty
Another Exclusive Wanted Clip
Ouch! That's gotta hurt...

Your Comments

i've heard about the plans before. what i understood was its gonna be a massive theme park, but not like bollywood themed. YRF are just venturing out into different markets. More

Posted by maahinkeelhaulisaiah at 16:23 on 18 June 2008 | Report This Post

Rollercoasters??
As a confessed Bollywood film fan, will definitely go visit this, but still puzzled by what theme they're going to base their rollercoasters on. Adventure and sci-fi films are hardly staple genres in Bollywood and how they're going to do a hard-knuckle ride based on a hero winning the love of a heroine even though her father hates his guts, I have no clue. More

Posted by djshaiguy at 14:28 on 18 June 2008 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)