AKIPRESS.COM - The upcoming film Vysakham, directed by B. Jaya, will be the first Indian film shot in Kazakhstan, according to Deccan Chronicle.
“I started this film as a small one, but once shooting started, it became big... I wanted the songs in this film to be more beautiful, so I chose Kazakhstan,” says Jaya.
Jaya is one of the few woman directors in Tollywood actively making films. “I could have gone for regular locales like Spain, Switzerland, Bangkok or some other place, but I wanted to show something new. Though it was very difficult, in the end we came up with very good visuals,” says the director.
“They speak only Russian and it was very difficult for us to communicate. Members of our unit used the Internet on their mobile phones and translated every word in Russian and showed them. The temperature was sub zero in some places,” she says.