Few years ago Akshay Kumar romanced the beautiful Katrina Kaif against the backdrop of magnificent Pyramids of Egypt. 'Dabangg' Salman Khan went lovey-dovey with Sonakshi Sinha in the beautiful deserts of Dubai. Not yet again Balaji, who brought together Akshay and Sonakshi in the keenly awaited Bollywood feature, 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara', has made the couple to sing their love song in the scenic locales of Arab again.
Oman - the best kept secret of the Middle East will soon be visible to Indian audiences in the sequel of 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbai' in the song "Yeh Tune Kya Kiya", which is already topping the charts. A part of the film was shot in Oman including the capital city Muscat. In its effort to popularize Oman as a leisure destination to the premium Indian travellers, Ministry of Tourism - Oman associated itself with Balaji's forthcoming multi-starrer.
Sonakshi who visited Oman during the shoot of the film said, "Oman fits beautifully into this film as it can be moulded to look like the period in which the film is set. It's very opulent, rich and relatable. It's a beautiful place and I really had a good time when I was there."
Tanuj Garg, CEO - Balaji Motion Pictures, said, "We've shot a part of the film in Oman. We hope that through the marketing and branding association with us, this beautiful, scenic country can create an awareness and buzz."
Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative, Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman believes, "Oman is a 'must see' for those who want to soak in some authentic Arabian experience with the glory of an ancient civilization, miles of undisturbed coastline and a culture known for its legendary hospitality. We are very excited that the Indian audiences will witness this beautiful country on the big screen through a Bollywood film."
Along with the film association, the Ministry will run several promotional campaigns to reach out to the Indian audience who are looking for exotic and new destinations
Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Milan Luthria, 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara' stars Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonali Bendre Behl, and will be released on 15th August 2013 worldwide.