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Thugs Of Hindostan Cast Finds An Indian Connect In Malta

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Yash Raj Films’ mega flick Thugs Of Hindostan has been filmed extensively on the high seas in Malta, a picturesque, virginal European island nation. Separated from India, where the film is set, Malta is fairly distant from India, both geographically and culturally. Yet, there’s actually a few unique details that connects Malta to India. Writer- director Vijay Krishna Acharya and the film’s star Aamir Khan, both experienced the Indian connect while filming here.

Said a source from the film’s unit, “Malta is home to Camino Island, a famous spot known for its pristine blue lagoon and visually stunning scenery. While researching locally, Victor (director Vijay Krishna Acharya) found that the name ‘Camino’, actually comes from cumin- a term to denote ‘jeera’, the famous Indian spice.”

The same source added, “In the late medieval era when the sea faring and the spice trade with India had picked up the pace with Spain, the Netherlands and rest of Europe, the Indian spices were traded at extremely high prices and were sought after. As Malta was an outpost for this trade, cumin became a reference point for such trading ships. This unique bit of history intrigued Victor and Aamir a fair bit. Always a history buff, Aamir actually made a trip to this lagoon, a popular local holiday spot, to see it and explore on foot.”

asked Aug 16 by Legend Khan The Movie Conqueror (732,245 points)

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