For the first time since inception, Yash Raj Films has decided that its next movie will not have any scene shot in Switzerland. Instead the snow capped mountains would be recreated in Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake.
The lake which has been frothing for quite some time now has caught the attention of film makers on several occasions previously but for the first time it will be used as a backdrop for any movie.
Apparently, a team from Yash Raj visited the lake and was left impressed with 10 feet high foam. “With rupee weakening in the global market, shooting at foreign locations has become expensive. Switzerland was out of question for our next movie so we narrowed down on Bellandur lake. And let me tell you, it’s as good as the real Swiss snow. Viewers wont be able to tell the difference,” said a senior YRF executive.
Not just YRF, Hollywood movie productions studios too are scouting for locations around Bellandur lake. Locals residents say they have spotted crew of Marvel studios hanging around the lake, fanning speculations that the next Avengers movie could be shot near the lake.
Bengaluru Municipal Corporation in its press release took credit for the global recognition that the lake is receiving.” Its a tough job to maintain the froth levels in the lake. At times these activists make our job difficult, but our workers are doing their best to ensure that the mountain of foam keeps growing each day,” said a senior official.
The Corporation has plans to promote Bellandur lake as a tourism spot and thereby attract tourists in the state.