FILMING has continued at York City’s Bootham Crescent, as the stadium doubles as Berlin in 1936.

Crews were first spotted around the stadium on Monday, and it has now emerged the ground has a starring role in a Bollywood feature film about India’s first ever Olympic medal.

‘Gold’ is directed by Reema Kagti, whose previous Bollywood films include Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and Taalash, and stars Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.

According to online movie database IMDB, the film is set in 1948, and tells the historic story of India’s first Olympic medal post independence.

The medal came at the1948 Olympics, held in London just a year after Indian independence, when the Indian men’s field hockey team beat Great Britain 4-0 in the final to take gold.

Filming has also gone on at Dalton Mill in Keighley, and the Yorkshire scenes are reportedly part of a short sequence looking back to the Berlin Olympics a decade before.

Bradford Film Office spokesman David Wilson said: “Gold is quite a big production, with about 2,000 extras from across Yorkshire filming between now and August.

“It’s a different approach to Bollywood. It’s trying to recreate that world of 1948.

“We’ve worked with the production company before on a number of productions and they love this area. There are lots of scripts in development that could be filmed around here.

“It’s a lot easy to make these huge films in the North, rather than London – up here they can move around a lot easier. “