There is no secret to the fact that Dubai is a favorite destination for Salman Khan, who earlier told Emirates 24|7, “If I wasn’t living in Mumbai for a living, then this is where I would move.”
Besides being a favored holiday destination, Dubai is also now one of the most sought after shooting ground for the Bollywood biggies.
From Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan to Akshay Kumar; Bollywood now finds Dubai to be its next Switzerland.
During the shoot of his 'Dabangg' series Salman was seen romancing a chiffon-clad Sonakshi Sinha on various locations in the emirates.
Now sources tell us that Salman Khan’s next, tentatively titled 'Mental', whose shooting was postponed from January to February this year, will finally kick-off in Dubai later this month.
'Mental', has been in the news for various reasons, including shooting delays and casting troubles.
Indian daily reports, “Salman will be travelling to Dubai to attend the Mumbai Heroes’ Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) match on February 23. Immediately after that, he is likely to start off with Mental’s shoot with a song that features south actor Daisy (Shah)”.
“A few action sequences have also been planned to be shot at one of Dubai’s malls,” he adds.
Thanks to Mental’s shoot, Salman’s stay in Dubai will be extended by a week.
What’s also interesting is that the film is almost certain to miss the Eid deadline. “It will be the first time in the last four years that no Salman-starrer will release during Eid. In all likelihood, it will release in November now,” adds the insider.
Originally, Salman was to fly to the US from Dubai for a medical check-up but due to his court case, he will return to Mumbai soon after wrapping up the Mental shoot.
Inputs Bindu Suresh Rai