France bets on Bollywood to lure Indian tourists


As France contends with a drop in tourist numbers following a series of deadly attacks, the government is hoping that a new Bollywood romantic comedy can help it lure Indian visitors. From the golden beaches of the Cote D’Azur to the roof of the Paris opera house and the historic bridges of the Seine, the big Bollywood release Befikre is filled with picture postcard scenes of France. The makers of the blockbuster movie, which hits cinemas on Friday (December 9), say it is the first Bollywood production to be shot entirely on the French mainland. For French ambassador to India…

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