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Bollywood actor Khan to film in Miami

Jan. 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The upcoming filming in Miami of a new superhero movie starring Indian actor Shahrukh Khan represents a new trend in filmmaking, a film official says.

The Miami Herald said Saturday that Khan will portray a Miami software engineer who mistakenly creates a video-game villain in "Ra.One," the newest film production in South Florida stemming from the Indian film industry, commonly known as Bollywood.

Film coordinator Graham Winick said such international attention to South Florida comes after the region was known for serving as a secondary location to Hollywood productions.

"We used to joke that we were Hollywood East,'' the Miami Beach film official said. "Now we're Bollywood West."

For "Ra.One" producer Prashant Shah, Miami will serve as a nice alternative to the darker settings employed by other superhero films, such as Gotham City in "Batman."

"All of the big films with superhero looks always were shot in Gotham City,'' Shah told the Herald. "I said, 'Why don't we do something different?'"

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