Freida Pinto, Richa Chadha, Sai Tamhakar and two new debutante actresses are shooting all over Mumbai for Tabrez Noorani’s film on human traffic entitled Love Soniya. The film is produced by David Womark who produced Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi.
Unlike other foreign crews who complain about the locational hazards of shooting in Mumbai Tabrez Noorani who is currently shooting for his feature film Love Soniya in Mumbai and who was the line producer on Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi, gives Mumbai and its administration specially super-cop Rakesh Maria the thumbs up.
Says Tabrez, “I’m shooting with Freida and a huge cast and crew.We’ve not encountered a single mishap.Last year when I was in Mumbai shooting for the web series Sense8, Mr Rakesh Maria who was then the chief commissioner of police helped us understand all the regulations for outdoor shootings in Mumbai. Now as we shoot in crowded places like Khetwadi and Bandra in Mumbai we encounter no glitches and hitches at all.”
The trick of over-riding reams of redtapism in Mumbai while shooting on location is the union card. “We’ve got all our unit members enrolled into various associations. Or else there would have been trouble every step along the way.”