The skin show of ‘Mission Istanbul’

June 9th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Director Apoorva Lakhia is back with another film, `Mission Istanbul`, where he says the heroes will be doing the ’skin show’. He is well known for his ‘Shoot out at Lokhandwala.’

‘When you are making an action film, they say in India women don’t go and watch it, so you have to make your men look sexy. Its a macho film and the music is pumping. There is a lot of skin show, but from guys not girls. Of course, we have filled it up with beautiful girls,’ said Lakhia.

The director showcased ‘Mission Istanbul’ at the ongoing ninth International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards here.
The film, which deals with global terrorism, was entirely shot in Istanbul.

Locations in Istanbul are very good. I thought it will be very interesting to shoot a film where no other film has been shot for a very long time.

‘And its a great thing to go and shoot in different countries. Not only do you exchange cultures, you also spread awareness about Indian cinema. And its also good for viewers, they see a different country. And if the film does well, they might go to that country. But basically I like to shoot in different countries because it just brings in a different atmosphere to the film,’ the director said.

‘I chose Zayed because he had never done a role like this. He is always seen like a chocolate boy. This one needed him as a mature grown-up in the film.’

Apart from Zayed, the film also has Vivek Oberoi, Shabbir Ahluwalia and Suniel Shetty, who is also the producer of the film. Shweta Bharadwaj and Shriya Saran play the female leads in an action film.

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