Macau (along with Las Vegas) is a place known for its gambling scene, and several Indian films with themes around gambling have been shot here in Macau.
An important sequence in the movie ‘Housefull’ was shot at the Venetian Casino in Macau (good to know that Indian filmmakers are not ready to take the beaten path…to the Las Vegas Casinos).
Most countries are keen to have Bollywood host their award functions in those locations as it means increased tourists from India. India is also becoming increasingly important to Macau, as more than 100,000 visitors have visited its shores since 2009 (when IIFA first came to town).
Indian Movies Shot here
- Double Dhamaal
Venetian Macau is one of the largest casino’s in the world, with a rare combination of facilities, attractions and amenities. You can experience shopping with hundreds of international shops, be dazzled by the street performers, or take a ride on an authentic Venetian gondola, all at the resort.
Ruins of St. Paul, one of Macau’s top attractions.
Fishermans Wharf in Macau. Besides a theme park, it combines dining, shopping, entertainment, accommodation, convention and exhibition facilities in one single location — 5-minute walk from the Macau-HK Ferry Terminal and Heliport.
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Awards & Functions
Shahrukh Khan & Shahid Kapoor will be co-hosting the 14th IIFA Awards in Macau on the 6th of July (few days from now).
Here’s video of IIFA AWARDS that was held here in 2009:
Bollywood flashmob in Macao: Indian , Bollywood , Folk Dance, Bhangra And Fusion:
Macau, also spelled Macao, is one of the two special administrative regions of China, the other being Hong Kong (using the ‘one country two systems’ principle). Its economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism.
Macau is famous for the blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures and its gambling industry, which includes Casino Lisboa, Macau, Sands Macau, The Venetian Macao, and Wynn Macau.
Here’s video showing the nightlife in Macau, CHINA: