2 years wait for JP Dutta to get permissions for shoot

Jul 30, 2013, 08:53 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

It took JP Dutta two years to secure permissions to shoot in sensitive areas in and around Delhi

Even before he ventured into making this film, JP Dutta knew that making the sequel to his 1997 hit Border was going to be no easy task. While the filmmaker is still finalising the cast of his film, he had to face the tough task of seeking permissions to shoot in and around Delhi.

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A source says, “A lot of time was spent in researching on the 1971 Battle of Shakargarh Bulge. He spent quite some time interacting with families that had members in the Indian Army back then.

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Dutta wanted to shoot at actual locations in the national capital along with sensitive areas along the Indo-Pak border. It took him nearly two years to sort out the formalities of securing government permissions.”

The sequel of Border will be shot with real arms and ammunitions, tanks and soldiers as well. Says Dutta, “There were several technical issues communicated to us by the government officials. It wasn’t so difficult and time consuming back then when I made my first film.” 

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