In a first for Bollywood, Keshhav Panneriy’s upcoming family entertainer ‘Jeena Isi ka Naam Hai’ becomes the first film to shoot at White House (Washington DC). The high point of the shoot was filming inside the Constitutional Hall of the White House.
The Constitutional Hall is sandwiched between the George Washington Memorial and the Vice President Joe Biden’s residence, the sprawling white-marbled ballroom was lit up for the first time for a Hindi film sequence. Talking about the same director Keshhav said, “It took us almost a year to get permission. I applied more than 15 times before we were allowed, only because some of my line producers are Americans.”
The film has been shot West Virginia, New York City, Washington and Maryland in US and in Rajasthan, Udaipur, and Mumbai in India. Produced by Purnima Mead of Bibia Films, the film is directed by Keshhav Panneriy which also marks his directorial debut. Starring Arbaaz Khan, Ashutosh Rana, Prem Chopra, Supriya Pathak, Manjari Fadnis and Himansh Kohli, ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ is slated to release in January 2017.