Vancouver Goes Bollywood

British Columbia has been luring Hollywood films to shoot in the province for years. Now the Canadians are going after Bollywood movies. The attraction? Same as for Hollywood. Great tax breaks and beautiful scenery. One of the first films is directed at Indian audiences, and probably not suited to the tastes of mainstream Western moviegoers. “This is not really a satire of Indians living abroad. I wanted there to be a certain reality to the film, which will set it apart from many Bollywood films. But I didn’t want it to be an ethnic comedy in the same way that ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ or ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ are.”