West is West
West is West Trivia
Vijay Raaz first refused the film before he meet the team. Leslee the producer requested him to meet just .What’s the worst that could happen? You’ll waste half an hour meeting nice people who are passionate about their film”. 10 minutes into the meeting, he agreed to do the film without the film.
Jimy Mistry On being cast in the sequel :
Sequel after gap of 12 years- says Ayub Khan Din
On reuniting with the khan family: Meeting after a gap of 12 years for West is West shoot the cast behaved like the reel Khan family…as if 12 yrs had never pasted.
On Choosing the director - At first, the producer's plan was to hire the same director who directed EAST IS EAST – Damien O’Donnell. But it soon became apparent that it would not work…so the hunt for a new director began…ended with we (Ayub and I on the one hand, and Damien on the other)
90% of the film was shot in Chandigarh… shooting outside of the ‘film centres’ (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai)…The film budget was small (given the crisis of funding in the British film industry) and so unable to import large scale crews from UK… Other than heads of departments, whom we brought in from UK or Mumbai, we used local labour for the most part.