Jaipur is not new to star shower and shootings, and the current addition to the list is NTR Jr, who is shooting at the majestic Amber Fort for his film Shakti.
Although the film was launched in Hyderabad, director Meher Ramesh chose the Pink City for its mahurat.
But when the South has plenty of historic places, why Jaipur? Says Ramesh, “In 2002 I came here and was smitten by the city’s beauty. Since then I’d wanted to shoot a film here.
The director is stationed in Jaipur for 15 days with a crew of 275 people. “Apart from Amber fort, we’ll shoot at Galta, Anna Sagar Lake and Jodhpur as well,” he says. But he rues about the shooting locale being very expensive, “I am being charged Rs 2 lakh per day for every location in Rajasthan, which is very expensive. When one of my friends heard about the charge he dropped the idea of coming to shoot here,” says Ramesh. (TNN)