‘Pun­jab as a lo­ca­tion is per­fect to show a po­etic world’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - FRONT PAGE - Kavita Awaasthi ■ kavita.awaasthi@htlive.com

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.

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