A Bollywood film crew is set to begin production on a new movie based in Bloomington. The producers of the film, tentatively titled “7 Hindustani,” got permission October 7 to reserve some parking spaces downtown. Alana Rossein, the line producer of the film, explained to the Bloomington Board of Public Works the crew needs the spaces for equipment and location.
Rossein went on to say scenes will be filmed at Kilroy’s on Kirkwood and on South Washington Street among other locations.
“We want to show Bloomington to people who have never seen this place before,” Rossein says.
The chief producer, Anil Kapoor, also took questions from the Board.
Kapoor is one of the most well-known Bollywood actors, having appeared in dozens of films over the past 35 years. Kapoor has also appeared in movies such as Slumdog Millionaire and the TV series, “24.” Kapoor commented on Bloomington’s city government.
“I’ve never seen something like this in local government,” Kapoor says. “It’s something I want to take back to where I live. You are all so civil and professional, even about the most minute details like noise and trash.”
The Board later approved the request to reserve parking spaces. Shooting is expected to begin later this month and continue through mid-November.