Warsaw: Superstar Salman Khan starrer "Kick", that was released in many cities in Poland last week, is doing good business.
The film was released with Polish sub-titles and this helped Polish people, particularly the young, to enjoy the Bollywood masala fare thoroughly. The film is being shown in Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin, Poznan and in many important Polish cities.
"The response is very encouraging and the exhibitor is very happy," said J. J. Singh, president of the Indo-Polish Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IPCCI) who was actively involved in the shooting of "Kick".
The climax of this film was completed in the Polish capital in April this year when Salman could not get a British visa to shoot in London. The British authorities had refused a visa as Salman was facing charges in a Mumbai court.
This forced producer and director Sajid Nadiadwala to select Warsaw locations for dare-devil action scenes. A Polish company Film Polska had joined hands with Nadiadwala to finish the shooting speedily. It was only a two-week schedule.
Obviously Poles are very excited to see the action scenes.
"It is great to see our favourite Indian actor do amazing stunts scenes, whether he was jumping from Warsaw's highest building, the Palace of Culture or a bus was thrown from a bridge over the Vistula river," said Daria Dulok, a young Polish woman who is doing her doctorate on Bollywood culture.
It was the first time that an Indian film unit had selected Warsaw. Earlier in the winter of 2006, Aamir Khan, Kajol and Suniel Shetty had come to film the climax of "Fanna" on Tatra mountains.
According to J.J. Singh, Ajay Devgn has selected Krakow for his next film and he is going to spend ten to fifteen weeks to shoot in April to June next year. Devgn had come to Poland in September to finalise the formalities and has signed a contract with Film Polska of Krakow to provide his unit all the logistics.
"It is really very encouraging that Poland finally has become a destination for Bollywood actors and producers. This year in July and August, Riteish Deshmukh had brought his unit to shoot 'Bangistaan' in Krakow, which is the most beautiful area in Poland.
"We have well qualified technicians and other support staff which is very professional. One Polish cinematographer Artur Zurawski did a commendable job when he shot Rani Mukherji's 'Mardani'," said Janusz Krzyzowski, president of the Warsaw branch of the India-Polish Cultural Committee.