Until recently, US was amongst the topmost shooting destinations, but now the craze is withering out.
Having to jump over many obstacles, the directors seem to be fed up. Speaking to a daily, director Kabir Khan said, "My visa was rejected thrice before I got permission to shoot for New York." He expressed happiness for not having to go through the turmoil for his upcoming ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Impressed by the warmth shown to his cast and crew in other numerous shooting locations for Ek Tha Tiger, he added, "It is really upsetting when some of unit members’ visas are rejected."
Taking large units to US is also an issue. Moreover, the visa procedure is unusually long. Producer Rajat Rawail clarified, "Visa and permit delays is one of the main reasons for not taking films to America, which is not friendly towards Indian films. Unlike it, other countries go out of their way to woo Bollywood."
Countries like Thailand and South Africa have now become the most favoured destinations for Indian filmmakers.