Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain does mahurat shot of Onirs Hamlet

On Tuesday afternoon the Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, Nick Clegg gave the Mahurat shot of Onir's Hamlet adaptation Veda.

Curiously the event , attended by Onir dear friends Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Suri, was held at the Taj hotel in Colaba where the dastardly 26/11 attacks had happened. In fact the Mahurat shot was taken in one of the rooms that was under terror attack.

Nick Clegg had never before attended any Bollywood event and was quite fascinated by the proceedings.

Says Veda's producer Bhavna Talwar, "It was an exceptional honour to have the honourable Deputy Prime Minister of the UK at our Mahurat. I suppose the fact that we are doing an adaptation of Shakespeare must have influenced his decision to be at the event."

Clegg who hobnobbed with Veda director Onir, producer Bhavna Talwar and Juhi Chawla said, "Amid the colour, the drama and the spectacle of Bollywood, it is easy to forget how important it is to the Indian economy, generating hundreds of millions of pounds in Mumbai and the rest of India. As we have seen with American co-productions on a grand scale, Britain is one of the world's top destinations for film makers. I hope Indian producers will follow their counterparts in the US and take advantage of the UK's facilities, expertise and glorious locations to create the next Indian Star Wars or Game of Thrones."

Onir's Veda would star newcomer Ashish Bisht as Hamlet, now re-christened Veda.

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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