August 27, 2010 11:49:33 AM IST A S Mitra, Bollywood Trade News Network
The Farhan Akhtar directed Shah Rukh Khan starrer DON 2 -THE CHASE CONTINUES is being supported by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg that is pumping in 550,000 euros ($ 705,000) in the project. The film will mostly be shot in Berlin.
'The Indian superstar and the film location Berlin will make for a great couple before the largest audience in the world,' said Medienboard managing director Kirsten Niehuus.
Khan, who is very popular in Germany, stirred up frenzy in Berlin last winter when his film MY NAME IS KHAN featured at the Berlinale film festival.
Since 1994 more than 2,500 film projects have obtained € 293 million in grants from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The economic benefit of film promotion for the region is huge - each production that is shot in Berlin and/or Brandenburg entails investments, creates jobs and sustains employment. For every euro spent on aid to moviemakers, an average of four euros is injected into the local economy.