Chris Hemsworth was in India? Yes! The Hollywood actor was in Ahmedabad and Mumbai for the India shoot of Netflix's feature "Dhaka". Interestingly, the film will also feature Indian actors Randeep Hooda and Manoj Bajpayee in pivotal roles, the makers say in a statement.
Hemsworth has completed the filming in the beautiful backdrop of the cities and the shooting has now moved on to Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand, the streaming giant said in a statement.
"India has provided incredibly beautiful backdrops that have added to the intricacies of our production. The crews, production facilities and cast have been an absolute pleasure to work with," said Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who are producing the feature through their banner AGBO Films, in the statement.
Dhaka, penned by Joe Russo, is a directorial debut of Sam Hargrave. Russo was co-director of "Avengers: Infinity War" and Hargrave is known for serving as second unit director on movies such as "Atomic Blonde" and "The Accountant".
"I'm honoured to be working with a talent like Chris Hemsworth and to continue my collaboration with Joe and Anthony Russo, who have been great mentors of mine," Hargrave said as quoted by a PTI report.
The film is a story about a young boy, who becomes a pawn in a war between notorious drug lords in the underworld of weapons dealers and traffickers. Trapped by kidnappers inside one of the world's most impenetrable cities, his rescue beckons the unparalleled skill of a mercenary named Tyler Rake. But Rake is a broken man with nothing to lose, harbouring a death wish that makes an already deadly mission near impossible, the makers say.
The cast also includes "Stranger Things" star David Harbour, actors Golshifteh Farahani, Priyanshu Painyuli, and newcomer Rudhraksh Jaiswal.
"We have a great cast in David Harbour plus Randeep Hooda and Manoj Bajpayee, two of the most respected actors on the Indian sub-continent, as well as the extremely talented Golshifteh Farahani... Netflix has been a great partner in this process and we're excited to make a film that hopefully speaks to a wide range of audiences - a gritty, character-driven action movie with a lot of heart," Hargrave added.
Hemsworth is also producing through his banner Thematic Entertainment, alongside Eric Gitter and Patrick Newall (The Old Man & the Gun). The production is set to wrap up late February 2019.
(With PTI inputs)