‘Punjab as a location is perfect to show a poetic world’
Producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah has shot in Punjab extensively for his movies including Namastey London (2007), London Dreams (2009) and Commando: A One Man Army (2013). And now after the romantic comedy, Namastey London, Vipul is all set to take his tradition and franchise forward with Namaste England that stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. The Gujarati director has shot the love story across landscapes in Punjab including Ludhiana and Amritsar.
Talking about his experience of shooting in Punjab, for the fourth time, Vipul says, “I have shot for three films in Punjab earlier, but this time, my aim was to showcase Punjab in a different way. That’s why shooting for Namaste England was challenging. I wanted to show Punjab as the most beautiful and conducive for a love story to naturally happen. I wanted to create a poetic world and the production team has done a wonderful job in making every location of Punjab look really good in the movie. We have shot in more than 100 locations in Punjab. It took us a month to scout the locations and there were times when we travelled three to four hours at a stretch to shoot at a particular location.” The film has also been shot in Paris, France, and London, UK.