TALES FROM HAPPENING HOLLYWOOD
Los Angeles is one of the liveliest places in California, USA, feels Shantanu Maheshwari
Actor-dancer Shantanu Maheshwari and his Desi Hoppers crew, who were in Los Angeles for a shoot, were thrilled by the city that houses popular Hollywood studios. Their crew were shooting at a landmark studio — Walt Disney.
Shantanu said, “We got to practice for the show at the Center Stage Studio in LA . It’s the same studio where Michael Jackson would rehearse for his performances.”
He felt that the city is one of the liveliest places in California, USA, with helpful locals and also mentioned that there is a positive vibe to it. “There was always so much happening in and around Burbank, which is what I enjoyed the most,” he said.
He further added, “During one of our off days, we visited Hollywood Boulevard, a complete Hollywood-themed street. There are so many things to see, gift shops with superhero figurines, a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! miniature museum and amazing food joints including some good Indian ones, which served us some yummy Punjabi food. I remember they even cracked some Hindi dialogues with us, and in return we taught them some more of them.”
During one of the days, they explored a Mexican restaurant called Mucho Mas and Shantanu just cannot forget the food he tasted there.
“The Chicken Tacos and Mexican Rice with Refried Beans were quite good. Apart from that, we also tried one of the small pizza joints called Pinball Pizza, which had the most amazing oven fresh pizzas. We even took a drive down Beverly Hills on one of the days,” said Shantanu.
He added that the area was so clean and the homes there were beautiful and unique in their own way. “The streets there were quite empty, not too many people walking around like we have here. Overall, our experience in LA whilst shooting was amazing,” concluded the dancer.
(Above) The Hollywood Highway in Los Angeles, USA