Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali says that shooting a film is difficult in places which are bureaucratic and where people are not positive.
Imtiaz attended a master class at the India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC) here on Saturday.
Where does he think shooting a film is difficult?
"Shooting is difficult in places which are bureaucratic and where people are not positive, " the "Jab We Met" director said during media interactions.
"I haven't faced many difficulties on that front, but when we face issues while shooting in a certain area then we have to rely a lot on our line producers to help us out from that situation, " he added.
Asked whether shooting in India is problematic as compared to foreign locations, he said: "I think just like foreign locations, Indian locations are putting up (stalls).
For instance, Gujarat or Delhi . . .
stalls are here.
So, IIFTC doesn't only mean foreign location, it is about any location. "
"I can see that different states of the country are getting up, making film policies and making it easier, so now there is one window kind of shooting.
I don't think that shooting in India is very difficult.
Of course, we being Indians have natural advantage to shoot it, but even for other people I think the government is doing a lot to make it easier. "
In which all countries did the "Rockstar" director have a good experience while shooting a film?
"I had a really good experience while shooting for films in so many countries, including Prague in Czech Republic, Portugal and Corsica (in France). "
"I have shot for my films in Delhi and Kashmir a lot of times, so it feels nice to shoot in our country as well, " he added.