‘Bond 23’ shifting from India to South Africa?

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2011, 12:41 PM IST

London: The producers of the 23rd James Bond movie have threatened to shift the filming from India to South Africa if permission to shoot a show-stopping train stunt is refused.

Take One Productions is responsible for the location shoot in India, and its bosses want to block off a section of railroad in Ahmadabad and Goa for a go-getting sequence, which will feature Daniel Craig and his stunt double.

According to a leading Indian newspaper, the bosses are becoming frustrated at the slowness of the officials in granting permission and are threatening to move the shoot to South Africa instead.

“South African authorities are waiting to provide everything that is required to support this movie,” the Daily Star quoted Take One’s Pravesh Sahni as saying.

“If we can’t get this co-operation from India, the film will no longer be shot here,” he added.

ANI