Bollywood producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala says a scene in his upcoming movie Welcome Back will be shot on a "one-of-a-kind" yacht, owned by the royalty in Dubai.
"It will be for the first time that this yacht will feature in a film. It is a lavish one and has an open-air swimming pool and 50 staff members and two helipads," Nadiadwala said in a statement. "I've known the (royal) family for years. Director Anees Bazmee and I have visited the yacht and made arrangements. We are planning to shoot with aerial cameras," he added.
Welcome Back, a sequel to the 2007 hit Welcome, is scheduled to release in 2014. It features John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal.While John Abraham and Shruti Hassan would be playing the lead roles in the movie, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor are expected to reprise their roles of Uday Shankar Shetty and Majnu Bhai respectively from the prequel.
Way back in October, it was reported that Bollywood's most prolific on-screen couple, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha are likely to reunite for a movie.
Welcome that released worldwide on 21 December 2007 to mixed critical reviews was a box office hit. After initial competition from Taare Zameen Par, the film was a strong financial success at the box office both in India and overseas. The film opened to a massive response locally, by grossing INR 35 crore (US$5.4 million) on its opening week. It later went on to collect INR 71 crore (US$11 million) domestically. Soon it became the second highest grossing film of 2007, just behind Om Shanti Om. The worldwide gross was around INR 116 crore (US$18 million).