Shooting in foreign lands is not easy: Imtiaz Ali


“In our country, the threat could be something different. Maybe you are shooting in a rural area and a group of drunk people bother the shooting unit! “It is no less difficult to shoot a film abroad. On the other hand, when it comes to travel, it gives him a space to create a new story in his mind and perhaps that again drives him to go back to those locations to shoot those films. He explored some beautiful locations while helming films like Jab We Met, Rockstar, Highway, and Tamasha. Actually, everything depends on how bureaucratic the country or the place is. So there are challenges of different types,” he added. For instance, central Europe is very film friendly and they welcome film directors for shooting,” he said during a session at NFDC Film Bazaar here.  
“On the other hand, it is very difficult to shoot in London…As a director, you do not feel free while shooting the scene,” the award-winning filmmaker added. Director Imtiaz Ali, who is known for showing various exotic locations and travel as a crucial part of his narration, says that shooting films abroad is not as easy as people assume it to be. By: IANS | Panjim |

Published:November 22, 2016 2:10 pm

Imtiaz Ali, who is known for showing various exotic locations and travel as a crucial part of his narration, says that shooting films abroad is not as easy as people assume it to be.