Mumbai: While A-list Bollywood biggies might have refused to attend the prestigious IIFA awards recently, held in Sri Lanka, macho actor Salman Khan can’t get enough of the country. The actor enjoyed his stay so much in the country that he has asked director Anees Bazmee to change the shooting location of his next film, starring the star from Mauritius to Sri Lanka.
The actor is sold on Sri Lanka ever since he attended the film awards in Colombo. Smitten by his Lankan fans, the actor, while leaving the country had said, "I`ll be back". And now, it seems that the actor is keeping his promise. The minute he landed in Mumbai, he called up Ready producer Bhushan Kumar and Anees.
Confirming the news, a source said, "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 we`d be provided all facilities and amenities, we decided to go for it".
Talking about Salman’s fixation with Sri Lanka, Anees said, "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. On his recommendation, I air-dashed 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 in two luxury resorts."