Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth, popular for his role of Thor in the Avenger series, quietly arrived in India over the weekend and flew straight to Ahmedabad for the shoot of the Netflix film, Dhaka. The film set in India will see him share screen space with Bollywood actors Manoj Bajpayee and Randeep Hooda.
According to a report in Mid-day, “Chris was spotted at the Ahmedabad airport on Sunday. His shoot kicked off Wednesday, but he is yet to be joined by Manoj and Randeep.”
Pictures of him with fans were circulated on social media.
The report further added that shooting in being done in a secluded location 10 kilometres away from the city.
“The Ahmedabad leg will last for 10 days, after which the action will shift to Mumbai. Dharavi and Byculla are two of the locations that have been zeroed in for the shoot. Though it will primarily be work, the Indian crew has decided to play perfect hosts to Chris. Feasting in gullies of Colaba and Khau Gully in Mohammed Ali Road is on the cards,” a source told the Indian publication.
Hemsworth is also keen to visit Rajasthan before the crew heads off to Thailand for the next schedule.
“He is keen to explore the forts and cuisine of the land. He had already visited Leh, Delhi, Agra and Goa during his last visit to the country in 2015,” the source added.
Written by the Russo Brothers, Dhaka sees Bajpayee play an Indian don whose kidnapped son is rescued by Hemsworth’s character. The film will reportedly be shot in India and Thailand.
The Russos and Hemsworth recently finished the final round of filming on Avengers 4, the highly anticipated conclusion to the Marvel Comic Universe series, due for release in May, 2019.