Morocco to Abu Dhabi: Varun Dhawan, John Abraham's 'Dishoom'

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan and John Abraham. (Supplied)

In May this year, Abu Dhabi production hub twofour54 announced that it will be facilitating another Bollywood project in October 2015.

'Dishoom' is directed by Rohit Dhawan, the film is produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

The action adventure stars John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead roles.

The actors are currently shooting for the film in Morocco.

It is heard that John and Varun are taking combat lessons for 'Dishoom', training under action director Allan Amin.

A couple of days back, the 'Badlapur' actor took to Twitter to share some pictures of his hectic journey from Mumbai to Morocco to film the second schedule of the film.

Busy preparing for stunts, the actor also shared a picture of himself doing a daredevil stunt from the film set.

'Dishoom' will be the longest feature film production to date in Abu Dhabi.

The crew was attracted by the Emirate's unique locations and ease of accessibility from India, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission's 30% production rebate and the city's ever-expanding film making infrastructure, which will see the film produced over five weeks across more than 30 locations within Abu Dhabi.

In excess of 90 cast and crew will be involved in the shooting starting October 2015, with Emiratis also provided with opportunities to intern on the production.

Noura Al Kaabi, Chief Executive Officer at twofour54, said: "Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment is one of the most reputable production companies in Bollywood and we are extremely proud to welcome their latest feature to Abu Dhabi. Their commitment to shoot in the Emirate is a testament to their belief in the UAE as well as the quality of work that we offer.

"We continue to make great strides as we attract large-scale productions that provide professional development opportunities to young Emiratis as well as contribute to Abu Dhabi’s economy."

In addition to 'Dishoom', twofour54 has attracted a number of major film productions over the last two years including 'Fast & Furious 7', 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'Bang Bang', 'Baby!' and 'Deliver Us from Evil'.

Global television programmes such as 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and BBC's 'Top Gear' have also been filmed in the Emirate.

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