The Switzerland authorities will posthumously honour Sridevi by installing a statue of the late actress, whose superhit movie Chandni was shot at the country’s picturesque locations, reports Hindustan Times.
Previously the Switzerland authorities installed a statue of renowned Indian filmmaker, Yash Chopra, in Interlaken in 2016.
Citing a senior official familiar with the development, Hindustan Times reports,
Many of Chopra’s films featured Switzerland as a backdrop and he is credited with boosting the popularity of the Alpine nation among Indian tourists. Now, considering Sridevi’s role in promoting tourism in Switzerland, there is a proposal to honour Sridevi by installing a statue.
According to the report, the 1989 blockbuster Chandni had also put Switzerland on centre stage as almost half the song and dance sequences in the film had a Swiss backdrop.
Raj Kapoor’s 1964 film Sangam was the first Indian film shot in Switzerland, which was followed by An Evening in Paris in 1967. Since then Bollywood made Switzerland their favourite shooting location paving way to cement the image of the country’s alpine scenery as a romantic paradise for Indians.
The government of Interlaken had also awarded the honorary title of Ambassador of Interlaken to Yash Chopra in 2011 and a train is named after him, reports Hindustan Times.
Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, died at the age of 55 due to accidental drowning in Dubai earlier this year.
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