Brooks goes Bollywood with next pic

Laffer to follow in footsteps of 'Bourne' sequel

NEW DELHI — Filmmaker Albert Brooks arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday to meet government officials and plan the shoot of his next film in India.

Brooks was scheduled to accompany his Indian partner, Deepak Nayar of L.A.-based Kintop Films, to meet Pawan Chopra, the secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, on Wednesday.

Untitled pic is a laffer set on the subcontinent with a script by Brooks. He is considering dubbing the English-lingo pic into Hindi for local auds.

At last year’s Cannes, the Indian government announced a relaxation in policy on international features, which has encouraged Hollywood productions to shoot in the country.

“I can see a steady improvement in facilities and government cooperation for international filmmakers wanting to make feature films in India,” Nayar said.

The 10-minute opening sequence of “The Bourne Supremacy,” starring Matt Damon, was shot over two weeks in the Indian beach resort of Goa in March. The crew included “Bourne Identity” co-star Franka Potente, director Paul Greengrass and producers Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall.

Oliver Stone’s “Alexander” shot in Ladhak in July.

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