Umiam, Meghalaya, : Farhan Akhtar, the ace Bollywood actor, director and producer, and petite actress Shraddha Kapoor today said they were keen to...
Umiam, Meghalaya, : Farhan Akhtar, the ace Bollywood actor, director and producer, and petite actress Shraddha Kapoor today said they were keen to return to Meghalaya to shoot more films "The natural beauty here is very rare.
Every person on the crew felt sad when it was time to go back from here.
Meghalaya is a beautiful place and the people are kind and hospitality is fantastic," Bollywood all-rounder Farhan said.
The Bollywood stars are here to promote Rock On 2, slated to release on November 11.
"People here are lovely, and have inherent love for music.
We also fell in love with the place as we start the journey of the film.
As Shillong has many rock bands that also performed in different cities, we felt it incomplete if no band from here is involved in the movie,” Akhtar said.
He said when people saw beautiful places from Meghalaya and the Northeast featuring in films, it may also promote tourism as visitors may like to visit such beautiful places.
Describing Shillong one of the places where she felt difficult to go back home, Kapoor said, "I have been here four times from the time the film was shot.
This is my favourite place, and it’s very hard to say goodbye to Shillong.
" "People are lovely and we all feel at home.
It is a dream to be part of Rock On 2,” she added.
Asked if he proposed to shoot more films in Meghalaya, the Bollywood actor said, “every film calls for its location setting, and its own backdrop.
I do hope more movies come and shoot here and have the creative experience that we had and enjoy this amazing place.
” Echoing Akhtar said, Kapoor said, “Trust me, given any chance, we want to come back".
Meanwhile, Akhtar exuded confidence that the Rock On 2 will get a good audience "people have seen and enjoyed the first one (Rock On), and I hoped the second film which also featured new characters would do well," he said.
Reacting to the ongoing debate not to allow Pakistani artistes feature in Indian films, Akhtar said, when things were “good” nobody was complaining about working with each other.
“It’s not only films, there are lot of export and import, and lot of exchanges that happen.
It’s a way beyond that film industry can imagine.
It affects a lot of things and we need to weigh the pros and cons of the issue.
Personally, I believed there is certain distinction to be made between artists and others," he observed.