Bollywood star Salman Khan is gag a over Sri Lanka's beautiful locales since the time he attended the IIFA event there.
According to a media report, Salman has convinced his Ready director Anees Bazmee to change the location for the film, barely days before the unit was to begin shooting in Mauritius.
Salman is so sold on Sri Lanka that he wants his next film to be shot there. Salman enjoyed every minute of the experience and made the decision while at the IIFA awards event in Colombo.
“ I'll be back,” he promised smitten Lankan fans and has kept his promise.
The minute he landed in Mumbai, he called up Ready producer Bhushan Kumar and Anees.
The report says, “ The film was set to be shot in Mauritius, but when Salman expressed a keenness for the film to be located in Sri Lanka and promised that wed be provided all facilities and amenities, we decided to go for it,” says Bazmee.
Salman's passionate interest in Colombo and all things Lankan including cuisine and the ladies, was more than fairly evident when he made it very clear that he didn't really give a damn about the Tamil protests against the Bollywood stars' presence on the strife- torn island.
Now that he's going back to Sri Lanka barely two weeks after the event, the message from Salman is loud and clear: it is Sri Lanka for him, no matter what the political ramifications are.
Confirms Anees, “ We selected Sri Lanka because of Salman's enthusiasm for the place. He has created a huge rapport between Bollywood and Sri Lanka during his short visit there. At his recommendation, I airdashed to Colombo this week. He told me it would be an ideal location for us. And he was right. We leave for Sri Lanka on 18 June for a 40- day schedule. We' re shooting at two luxury resorts.