By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Lilette Dubey and Richard Gere are shooting romantic scenes together in Rajasthan for the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. And Gere is eager to learn more about Bollywood.
According to a source from the unit, he has even asked for a Bollywood-styled romantic song to be incorporated in the screen romance with his co-star Lilette Dubey.
“It makes sense to have a romantic number filmed on them. Lilette plays a very attractive middle-aged Indian who runs a run-down hotel where Gere descends as a guest. Romance blossoms between the two. They are now thinking of incorporating an old romantic Hindi song to accentuate their togetherness.”
Gere enjoys Indian food and with Lilette’s help he is becoming familiar with the local Rajasthani dishes.
Says a member of the crew, “Richard loves the local cuisine. But he is wary of the spices and mirchi. Lilette and her two daughters Neha and Ira helped him pick the dishes with the minimum masala. The three ladies have also taken Gere sightseeing in Udaipur.”
Lilette Dubey is all praise for her co-star. “My scenes with Richard are coming out well. He’s warm and friendly with everyone including my daughters.When my girls came to visit me here in Udaipur Richard was so charming,” she says.
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