Bollywood inspired film of Saaima and Omar from NYC. More specifically from Jersey City, but you’d never get this kind of view from Manhattan. We are in love with South Asian weddings. The scene in the beginning of the film was so important for Saaima, and it looks just like a movie scene to us. Mostly because of the real emotions between Saaima and her mom as she gives her a last note, her dad had written, before he passed away. She has saved it and gave it to her to open, just as we were filming that scene. It was quite emotional for everyone. You can’t rehearse that.
We were also little worried about the baraat being at night, but I think it came out so nice with the city lights in the background. We have to say huge Thank you to Alex Villegas who was shooting with us and helped us out tremendously.