Vietnam is aiming to boost its tourism industry by attracting more Indian film-makers to shoot in the country.
The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports that a delegation from Vietnam recently took part in the Locations Show 2016, India’s largest film tourism event which was hosted by the India International Film Tourism Council (IIFTC) and the Film Federation of India (FFI) in Mumbai – the home of Bollywood. This marked the first time Vietnam has taken part in the event.
Representatives from Vietnam included Anh Sao Pictures, director Peter Hien and Vietnam’s Ambassador to India, Ton Sinh Thanh.
The VNA reported Ambassador Thanh as saying that Vietnam offers a diversity of landscapes suitable for the filming of Bollywood movies, including its 3,000km of coastline and many historical sites. The US film ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is currently being filmed in Vietnam.
He added that the Vietnam Cinema Department and the Vietnamese Embassy in India will lend assistance to Indian film-makers if they decide to shoot in Vietnam.
India has the world’s largest film industry, in terms of output, producing more than 1,000 movies each year.