Co-founder, ITOP Film Productions Pvt Ltd
Pravesh Sahni, Co-founder of 25-yearold ITOP Film Productions Pvt Ltd, has executed production services for Oscar winners like Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty and Lion in India. ITOP also did production services in India for Netflix’s action thriller Extraction.
Here is what Pravesh shares with us about his experiences of filming in India:
Experience of shooting of Netflix’s Extraction in India
Extraction was one of our first international films which was full of action and stunt sequences. The Gujarat Government helped us to a great extent in cordoning off the roads during shoot to make the entire process for our Director Sam Hargrave and Netflix US a dream come true. We are thankful to Netflix US in trusting us with their first project in India. It is only because we could deliver and make things happen that they trusted us for facilitating the production of their next film called White Tiger, which is due for release in December 2020.
Visible changes after the formation of Film Facilitation Office
Things have really changed a lot. The NFDC is a big support and backs the Indian producers. Now we have a government organization that understands the problems we face. We have solved many pr7
Three things that attract global productions to India
We have amazing locations in India, with professional technical crew able to match the highest international standards. The cost of shooting is far cheaper here than other countries like the US, UK and Europe. If we have an incentive program in place, we would be even more competitive.
Thoughts on incentivize filming in India
We have been waiting for the incentive scheme for very long. I have been a key member of the film fraternity who is helping draft this policy with the government. I hope it comes out soon as we will need the incentives to get productions rolling smoothly. It is also needed to compete with other countries.