In his movies filmmaker Imtiaz Ali always presents the culture and tradition of its respective lead characters in a fine unique way. Be it 'Jab We Met' or 'Love Aaj Kal', the talented director made sure that the story as well as the presentation carries genuine essence, keeping on the lines of reality. Similarly in his forthcoming Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Rockstar', Imtiaz had taken pains to do intense research for the film. The subject, story, its characters, music - the director covered every aspect of the film while preparing the ground work.
Take this one for instance.... 'Rockstar' has Kashmiri Pandit wedding where Imtiaz went out of his way to showcase the ceremony in an authentic manner, including all the related rituals and traditions. Inside story has it that Imtiaz made the film's line producer meet a Kashmiri Pandit family to know the important details of their wedding.
Yes, most of the scenes of 'Rockstar' are shot in the beautiful locales of Kashmir. It is said that the director along with his team had also met a priest in Srinagar's famous Kheer Bhawani temple and watched his daughter's wedding video to have a visual understanding of the rituals.
For the female lead Nargis Fakhri who features as a Kashmiri bride, the team of designers - Manish Malhotra and Aki Narula - said to have scouted several streets to put together the perfect bride's look and attire.
Interestingly, Imtiaz welcomed the locals to share their suggestions for the sequence and also gave them liberty to inform him if there was something amiss in the same.