Mumbai, Jan. 4 -- Celebrated ad-film-maker Amit Ravindernath Sharma, who is making his Bollywood directorial debut with Tevar - starring Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee - says it was a conscious decision to tell the tale of a small-towner and stick to his roots, instead of opting for a subject and treatment that was at par with international standards.
Amit says he decided to tell the story of very real and relatable characters, and capture the local flavour of Indore, Agra and Mathura in his film, instead of opting for exotic foreign locations.
Talking about how it all started, Amit says, "When I met producer Boney Kapoor, I mentioned to him that I would love to shoot the film in real locations. While he was willing to construct lavish sets in Mumbai itself, I convinced him that shooting at actual locations would add a real touch to the film. I'm glad he had faith in me, and I am happy that the film has turned out the way we all envisioned it."
However, shooting at real locations is not easy, and hence, the whole affair was quite a challenging task for the team. Moreover, the film has been shot in a sync sound recording format, where the sound is recorded during the actual filming. The crew, apparently, found it very taxing to shoot in crowded locations like Mathura and Agra, and hence, apart from the local security, bouncers from Mumbai were also flown down along with sound control specialists, to tackle the crowds.
Boney Kapoor's Tevar is presented by Eros International and Sanjay Kapoor Entertainment, produced by Sunil Lulla, Sanjay Kapoor, Naresh Agarwal and Sunil Manchanda.
The film is scheduled to release on January 9.