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Oct 05, 2006 at 06:56pm IST

Jolie, Pitt shoot Pearl’s film in Pune

Pune: Hollywood's hottest stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived in Pune on Thursday for the shooting of a film on American journalist Daniel Pearl who was slain by the Talibans in Afghanistan.

Jolie, Pitt and a few members of their families arrived at Pune International Airport at about 1500 hours IST by a chartered plane belonging to Raymonds Company, airport sources said.

They then drove in two cars to Le Meridien Hotel, sources said. There was not much security for the Hollywood stars whose visit has generated a lot of interest in the media.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived in Pune on Thursday.

The production unit, besides booking two posh hotels for the Hollywood stars, their family and crewmembers, has also taken a couple of private bungalows on rent for the shooting of the film. One of the bungalows on Baner Road in the outskirts of the city also has a helipad.

The film A Mighty Heart, scripted by the slain journalist's wife Marianne, was being co-produced by Pitt's production company and Angelina is featuring as Pearl's spouse.

Pune was chosen as part of its landscape has similarity with Karachi where Marianne spent one month from the day she learnt about Daniel Pearl's kidnapping till when the latter was beheaded by his abductors in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Since Sunday, hordes of mediapersons, including photographers, have been scouring for any information on the visit of Hollywood actors who were scheduled to arrive in Pune for a month-long shooting schedule for the film in the city.