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04 December 2023

What are Varun Dhawan, Nargis Fakhri, Kareena Kapoor doing in UAE?

By Ajanta Paul

Twitter/Nargis Fakhri

Bollywood filmmakers are making a beeline in to UAE.

From Salman Khan's 'Dabangg', Shah Rukh Khan's 'Happy New Year', John Abraham's 'Welcome Back' to Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's 'Bang Bang', UAE seems to be one of their favourite foreign locations.


The latest movie to join the trend is action-adventure drama 'Dishoom' helmed by Rohit Dhawan.

Actor John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Nargis Fakhri and Saqib Saleem are in Abu Dhabi and filming at the Yas Viceroy Hotel and neighbouring Yas Marina.

Earlier, the cast have been shooting in Morocco and Mumbai and the Abu Dhabi schedule is expected to last for at least a month and a half.


Before arriving Dhawan tweeted, "I'm off to Abu dabi for the 3rd and most important sched of #Dishoom. Can't wait to start shooting john,jacky,akshaykhanna,saqib and..."

The first poster of the movie was launched in the first week of December and by the looks of it John and Varun will be involved in some high-octave action scenes.

Making every moment count, the actors are hitting the gym even during their tight schedule.


Even though Varun had suffered a knee injury recently, he has no time to rest and is working towards a lean look.

Both Nargis and Varuin posted pictures of themselves training in the gym and posing for some pictures.

The Abu Dhabi shoot was originally schedule in October 2015 but due to John Abraham's severe knee injury it got delayed.

After reaching UAE John tweeted, "Having a great time on set at #YasMarinaAD. Amazing location with so much to see & do.@YasMarinaAD #Dishoom."

'Dishoom' will also mark as a comeback movie of Akshaye Khanna, who was last seen in 'Gali Gali Chor Hai' four years ago.

Kareena Kapoor shoots


Celeb-spotting in the UAE is no big deal - not with Hollywood/Bollywood studios jetting in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as their preferred shoot destinations.

Recently we spotted Kareena Kapoor Khan shooting an ad campaign for Faraz Manan's new 2016 collection.

The shoot took place at the Banyan Tree resort in Ras Al Khaimah.


Some of the pictures from the shoot have made their way to social media.

Kareena looks ethereal in Manan's signature pastel palette, dressed in pale and neutral hues.


The Bollywood actress is the band ambassador of Manan's label.

Pakistani designer Faraz Manan has recently opened his first-ever international boutique in Dubai and is a huge hit among Lebanese, Turkish, Indian and Pakistani as well as the Emirati crowd.


On the professional front, Kareena was last seen in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and is currently awaiting the release of the much hyped 'Ki and Ka'. Moreover, she will also be seen in 'Udta Punjab'.