Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Create A Short Film
With the BFI & O2
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Empire Podcast 177: Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy and Brian Helgeland
We won't lie, things get pretty Kray Kray
Ron Perlman Talks Hellboy III
Exclusive: 'He has to take down civilisation...'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
Producer L. Leigh Savidge adapting his documentary
Andrea Riseborough Signs Up For Bloodline
Joining John Leguizamo as another new cast regular
Selena Gomez Set For Bad Neighbours 2
Playing Chloe Grace Moretz's sorority rival
Stephen Rider Joins Daredevil Season 2
Playing District Attorney Blake Tower
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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Stars Of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
On the Sundance smash, bedroom posters and Nick Offerman

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)