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Trinidad And Tobago: The New Bollywood destination

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Almost three years have passed since the filming of the scenes of the Bollywood film Dulha Mil Gaya on-location in Trinidad and Tobago. The film was theatrically released last week in India, and notwithstanding the somewhat mixed reviews about its script, the location, Trinidad and Tobago, was hailed as having “breathtaking locales". Dulha Mil Gaya was facilitated by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC) and it was the first time that the Company welcomed Bollywood producers to the company

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Ltd. (TTFC) is the national agency that positions Trinidad and Tobago as the premier Carribean film location to international producers. The TTFC welcomed the producers of Dulha Mil Gaya, one of twenty film project that chose Trinidad and Tobago as a location in 2007.

All projects in that film on location in Trinidad and Tobago can expect to be supported by TTFC in securing permits, gaining access to locations, facilitating casting calls and providing information on crew, equipment and services." Added to the high level of support provided to in-coming film crews by TTFC, the Company also offers a Production Expenditure rebate incentive that offers upto 30% cash back on qualifying on-location expenditure to all productions filmed on location.

Trinidad and Tobago is an eclectic, cosmopolitan country offering a range of locations that are relatively close in proximity. Another unique feature of Trinidad and Tobago is the exotic racial mix of people that easily allows the location to double for other countries. Added to this, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is investing heavily in the country's cultural and film industries which have resulted on a cadre of trained and experienced crew able to step in and provide a high level of support to incoming producers.

Carla Foderingham, CEO of Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC) noted that the “TTFC is pleased to work with the producers of Dulha Mil Gaya to facilitate their on the ground requirements. While TTFC reviewed the script to ensure that it did not contain gratuitous violence and/or other negative content, the TTFC does not engage in script approvals"

Dulha Mil Gaya is expected to reach local movie theaters in Trinidad and Tobago this month and the TTFC wishes the producers all the best with their film and thanks the team for choosing Trinidad and Tobago as their proffered island location

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