MUMBAI: The Sunny Deol – Kangna Ranaut starrer I Love New York which was shot entirely in New York is 95 percent complete.
In fact it has been 95 percent complete for the last 1 ½ years. So what’s stopping the film from pushing to the finishing line?
According to a source close to the project it’s money issues involving Sunny Deol’s payment and the producers’ T-Series apparently selling off the satellite rights of the film at a much lower price than what Deol starrers generally fetch, that are the twin issues between Deol and the film’s makers.
However the film’s producer Bhushan Kumar and the co-director Vinay Sapru vehemently deny that Deol is in any way responsible for the delay.
According to Sapru, the reason the film is held up is the climax.
Says Sapru, “We shot the entire film on location in New York. Then we needed to shoot the climax at the FFK international airport. Despite our best efforts we couldn’t pull that off. We were told it would be a miracle if we eventually get the green signal to shoot at the NY airport. But we decided to wait for the miracle to happen.”
Finally now, the film’s makers have given up hope. The airport sequence would have to be fudged. They will now shoot it at the Bangkok airport and pass it off as the JFK airport.
Vinay Sapru is hopeful no one would be able to tell the difference. “You see, the topography of New York is a model for every super-metropolis in the world. Bangkok is like a replica of New York, including the airport. So no one would be able to tell the difference.”