"Happy New Year" ("HNY") team is back in Dubai to shoot additional scenes and landmarks for the film.
The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) on their official Facebook page confirmed that the crew of "HNY" is back in Dubai to shoot.
Director of the film Farah Khan has shot some exclusive scenes for the film with lead actors Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani last year.
However, this time the director and the lead actors were missing from the scenes.
"We are excited to have the crew of the much anticipated #Bollywood movie #HappyNewYear back in #Dubai to film some additional scenes here. Which Dubai landmarks do you think will feature in the film?" the film commission posted on Facebook.
"The Dubai Film and TV Commission would like to thank the Dubai Police for extending their support to the much anticipated Bollywood movie, 'Happy New Year' whose crew are in #Dubai to shoot additional scenes."
"HNY" is a musical thriller which is set to release on Diwali this year. The film had three weeks long shooting scheduled in Dubai last year.
Shah Rukh starrer became the first full-length Hindi film that has been shot almost fully in the Emirates, The National reported. The important scenes of the film starring all the lead actors were filmed entirely in the UAE last year.
The DFTC worked with the production team Red Chillies Entertainment, for a year to set up the shoot in the Gulf country. During the three weeks shoot, DFTC earned approximately $5 million.
"This is not just a dance scene, but about 80-90 percent of the whole film that was shot in Dubai. We had to learn the logistics. Normally we've only dealt with a maximum of 40 people who come to do a dance scene in two to five days," Jamal Al Sharif, the chairman of the film commission said, according to The National.
For 25 days, the production company booked around 180 rooms at the Atlantis hotel for the entire cast and crew. Al Sharif believes that Bollywood films shooting in the UAE will have positive impact on the country gross domestic product (GDP).
"This will impact culturally on what they're doing. They're creating jobs and we're hoping that further Bollywood films will support [our] GDP. We are expecting the next door to open for Bollywood to be in Dubai and the Middle East," Al Sharif added.