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      PM John Key wants Bollywood to boost New Zealand tourism

      By Kalyani Prasad Keshri

      New Zealand Prime Minister John Key met director-duo Abbas-Mustan and cast Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu on the sets of their upcoming film Players at Film City. A part of the film was shot in New Zealand. The PM today expressed his wish that he wants more Bollywood filmmakers to capture the scenic beauty of the island on their lens.

      Key visited the sets of Players at the Film City to watch a scene from the film that was already shot in New Zealand. New Zealand has opened its doors for Bollywood in order to boost their tourism. "We have yesterday signed an agreement with the Indian government that will lead to more Bollywood films being shot in New Zealand. In the last ten years, approximately 150 films were made in New Zealand. We want filmmakers to make many more films in New Zealand. Its a great place to shoot," Key told the reporters.

      Players is an action-thriller staring Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Omi Vaidya and Sikander Kher in the lead roles. The film has been shot in India, New Zealand and Russia and is expected for a December 23 release.

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