Forthcoming Bollywood Film, Goal
Tuesday, 17th April 2007: the day history was made in Rottingdean - local history, at any rate. It was the day Bollywood came to Rottingdean.
About 70% of the cast and crew of the forthcoming Bollywood movie, Goal, had taken over the White Horse Inn and the old dilapidated rock gardens at the seafront to film some scenes. I came upon it just by chance. Luckily I had my camera with me.
It all looked quite chaotic - if good fun. A group of girls (extras or actresses, I don't know) stood in a circle on the beach, waiting for 'Lights, cameras, action!" They were there to shoot some beach scenes. But little happened during the time I was there. Occasionally, at some command, the girls would turn, smile and wave. But that was it.
It was a cool, grey morning - a change from the warm, sunny weather we'd been having. The girls looked cold. Perhaps all were waiting for one key actor to turn up: the sun! In fact, later in the day, after I'd left, the sun did show up.