A British film director has spoken of how he was bowled over by the city of Mumbai after shooting a new motion picture there.

A British film director has spoken of how he was bowled over by the city of Mumbai after shooting a new motion picture there.

Danny Boyle, perhaps best known for Trainspotting and Shallow Grave, used Mumbai as the backdrop for Slumdog Millionaire, the story of a shanty town dweller who wins a fortune on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

He commented that he was struck by the energy of the city.

“Mumbai is an extraordinary place. It’s a city on perpetual fast forward and the generosity and humanity of this city is beyond capturing,” Mr Boyle told the Press Trust of India.

He added that he was inspired to make a film in India thanks to his father’s stories of the country from when he was stationed there in the Second World War.

In other Indian travel news, Business Week recently reported the opening of a new runway at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

It is now the country’s longest runway and opened for commercial flights on August 28th, which could be good news for people taking flights to India.

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.
learn more about how we use cookies.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. If you have booked a flight only where the ticket is not issued immediately, your flight will be protected under our ATOL. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate