MUMBAI: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan has signed Hollywood special effect and mechanical effect director, John Palmer, who has worked for films like Armageddon, Apollo 13, Species II, Star Trek, Deep Impact, The Day After Tomorrow amongst many others. He specializes in designing U.F.Os (Unidentified Flying Objects), space suits, space rover & space crafts for films and he will be doing the same for Sanjay’s Indian film as well for which he will be traveling to India soon.
Palmer said, “India has always been on my planner, but I am finally going to be there because of Sanjay. I was to come to India almost 20 years back along with Speilberg, but unfortunately the project never took off. It is like a dream come true for me. I am so looking forward to this.”
Having won many accolades and awards for Lahore, Sanjay is all set for one of the biggest projects in the B-Town, which would have high-end content and a mass commercial value as well. Like his first film Lahore, his untitled project already has a handful of big Hollywood imports.
“The film will be very much Indian at heart, despite the foreign crew involved. The foreign crew is as important as the casting here for getting the right feel of the film. The project really needs the top line experts in the sci-fi genre, for my film and nothing can be bigger than the names that I am finalizing. I am trying to make the most authentic Sci-Fi movie in India ever and the way things are shaping up, I hope and believe that it will be at par with the international standards of cinema in the same genre,” says Chauhan.
The script of the film is complete and he will soon be casting for the film and go on floor to shoot it as soon as pre-production of the film is over. Chauhan will be shooting portions of his film in NASA.