TWO Lake District visitor attractions are featured in a new Bollywood movie just released in Indian cinemas.  

A train journey on Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and aerial adventures at Zip World Windermere are both integral parts of the plot for comedy drama ‘Jhimma 2’.

Lead actresses Sonalee Kulkarni, Sayali Sanjeev, and Kshitee Jog are among the cast and crew who filmed at the attractions earlier this year.

Rachel Bell, head of marketing and business development at Lake District Estates, comments: “India is one of our key international visitor markets, so the visibility of being featured in a high-profile Bollywood movie is a real coup.

“Film and TV is a fantastic medium not only for showcasing Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, but also the wider destination.

"It’s also a great way to build on the ongoing work we’re doing with overseas markets as we continue to win back the confidence of international visitors following the pandemic.”

The film is a sequel to 2021’s ‘Jhimma’ which centred around seven women from different age groups and socio-cultural backgrounds coming together and celebrating life.

The first time around, the story focuses on a trip to London, but the new movie sees the cast head to Cumbria.