Train Chartering Provides Train & Station Locations for Nikhil Advani’s Salaam-e-Ishq (Salute to Love)

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Train Chartering’s rail-related location finding services provided station and train locations for Bollywood’s Salaam-e-Ishq (‘Salute to Love’), from director Nikhil Advani.

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Nikhil Advani had some firm ideas of what he wanted to achieve with the train & station locations; we believe that Train Chartering allowed him to fully exercise his directorial flair that was so evident in his award-winning debut, Kal Ho Naa Ho.

Train Chartering’s rail-related location finding services provided station and train locations for Bollywood’s Salaam-e-Ishq (‘Salute to Love’), from director Nikhil Advani.

Train Chartering organised the provision of two private carriages for filming on a modern train that shuttled to and from London over six hours. Subsequently there was all-night shooting at a major station outside the capital with a vaulted roof similar to a major London railway station. A private train was provided for short moves to and from the platform as the director required.

Salaam-e-Ishq, a major film from Orion M.A.D. Pictures, has been shot in Mumbai (Bombay) at various locations including Filmcity, Mehboob studios & Essel studios, before the UK filming. Salaam-e-Ishq stars Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Govinda, Shanon Esra, Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia and co-stars John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Sohail Khan & Parizaad Zorabian. Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Anjana were involved in the shooting in London, Brighton and on the Train.

Salaam-e-Ishq is a Gautam Kumar Presentation. The film is written and directed by Nikhil Advani for producers Mukesh Talreja and Sunil Manchanda. The film has music by Shankar-Eshan-Loy, lyrics by Sameer and cinematography by Piyush Shah.

Simon Pielow from Train Chartering enjoys the buzz of film locations, “Nikhil Advani had some firm ideas of what he wanted to achieve with the train & station locations; we believe that Train Chartering allowed him to fully exercise his directorial flair that was so evident in his award-winning debut, Kal Ho Naa Ho.”

Train Chartering list of credits now includes: ‘Manchild’, ‘The Passer By’ and ‘Derailed’ for the BBC; ‘Ultimate Force’ & ‘Ditch the Bitch’ for ITV; ‘If Only’ and ‘Green Street Hooligans’ for independent film productions; ‘Nenjil Jil Jil’, ‘Dil Diya Hai’, ‘Bhagum Bhag’ & ‘Salaam-e-Ishq’ for Bollywood production companies.

These productions required a mix of rail locations: Trains running on the main line railway, filming time at modern stations, a rail depot and private railway locations. Train Chartering has also road-hauled a carriage to a non-railway site.

For more information

Contact Train Chartering, Simon Pielow, +44 (0) 1293 783 347 for information about rail locations for filming http://www.trainchartering.com

Notes for editors

1.    Press briefing notes from 01923-783 347 or email.

2.    Photos available on request.

3.    Train Chartering (http://www.trainchartering.com) is the pioneer of a coordinated approach to sourcing, theming and crewing special trains for film locations, as well as corporate & private events, airport or cruise liner transfers. This full service approach is enhanced by guest management services at stations.

4.    Realistic filming using trains poses considerable issues for film-makers. Train Chartering’s rail knowledge means that it is well-placed to advise on what is possible – or impossible – on mainline and private railways.

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