Bollywood blockbuster shoots in Canberra

Production has started in Canberra on the Bollywood film Salt Bridge.

Starring international names Rajeev Khandelwal and Usha Jadhav, as well as Australia’s own Logie winner Chelsie Preston Crayford, the film follows the tight-knit expat Indian community of ‘Salt Bridge’ and the experiences they face after migrating to Australia from India.

Filmed in the Hindi language, Salt Bridge will shoot throughout January with a potential wide release in June 2015.

The film is written and directed by Canberra based Abhijit Deonath. Australian Miguel Gallagher is Director of Photography and Surabhi Singh is Associate Director.

Cast and crew have already filmed at a number of Canberra locations, including Black Mountain Peninsula, Kingston Railway Station and the suburb of Bonner.

Chelsie Preston Crayford is best known for her work as Tilly Devine on Underbelly, for which she won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent, as well as Sophie Walsh on The Code, for which she was nominated for an AACTA Award. 

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