Maverick filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises has an Indian connection. A part of the film was shot at India’s spectacularly desolate Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. A year ago, Nolan shot a prison scene here that features among the opening scenes of the finale to his epic Batman trilogy.
Actor Christian Bale, Josh Pence and Nolan were in Jodhpur during the summer of 2011 shooting inside the Mehrangarh Fort for a couple of days. Pence plays young Ra’s al Ghul which in Arabic means Demon’s Head. He is one of Batman’s deadliest enemies.
The film is the last in a celebrated trilogy after, The Dark Knight and the Batman Begins sequel, that elevated comic-book movies to operatic proportion.
The imposing Mehrangarh fort is situated 400 feet above Jodhpur and overlooks the city with palaces and courtyards dotting the inside of the fort.