The shooting of the Telugu film Premam, a remake of the Malayalam hit with the same name, completed successfully in Norway last week. Two songs depicting dream sequences of the lead actors will be a part of the film releasing this fall, reports the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi in a press release.
Actors Shruti Haasan and Naga Chaitanya shot in some of the best, untouched locations at Ulvik, Stalheim, Aurland (pictured above), Voss and Flåm in Western Norway, with director Chandoo Mondeti, cinematographer Khartik Gattamneni and local production service provider VPB Media.
After shooting the first song in the natural landscapes, Naga Chaitanya was joined by the film’s lead actress Madonna Sebastian in Oslo, where another song was shot using some well-known city backdrops such as the Oslo Central station, the Bar code buildings and the water-front area.
Norway’s most picturesque locations are making inroads into the Indian film scene in a big way, and there is a clear upward trend in demand for Norway as a preferred destination for shooting.
To capitalize on this trend, the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi has assisted the visiting film crews with their local transportation in Norway and smoother visa processes. It is anticipated that the rise in shooting of Indian films in Norway will eventually push the number of Indian and South Asian tourists to the country.
The Norwegian Embassy in India has already seen a 14 percent rise in the number of visa applications in the month of June, compared to last year.