The exotic locales of Paris steal the show in the trailer of upcoming Ranveer Singh-Vaani Kapoor starrer “Befikre”, and its cinematographer Kaname Oyonama says he has shot the city like the third lead character of the movie.
Oyonama, who shifted to Paris from his native Japan to pursue higher studies, has now settled in the city and considers himself a true Parisian. He says the reason Yash Raj Films approached him to shoot the film was because he could provide both the local as well as the touristic view of the city.
“Paris is a very important aspect of the film, like the third lead character. I think the reason they got me on-board was because I know the city very well. They were looking for someone local in order to get present the city in a way Parisian look at it,” Oyonama told PTI.
“At the same time, the film is about the mixture of French and Indian culture, so they wanted that touristic aspect as well. I could shoot Paris that way. I see Paris in a different aspect as I am both a local and an outsider. I have tried to describe the city in a real and beautiful way.”
The film sees Ranveer and Vaani play youngsters exploring their relationship and themselves, as they flirt with each other, and the city of romance.
It marks the return of Chopra to direction after a gap of eight years. The movie releases on December 9.
Oyonama, who has worked in commercials for major fashion brands and several award-winning feature films, says before “Befikre”, he did not have much idea about the Indian film industry and the call from Yash Raj Films was a surprise to him.
“All my life I have had nothing to do with this film industry before. They (YRF) were looking for someone fresh completely different, young, energetic and dynamic. They just called me up one day and it was so sudden that I was surprised.”
Oyonama says he has made many attempts to watch some movies but till date he hasnt been able to finish any.
“I have never seen an entire Bollywood film before. I knew some main actors. I knew what kind of films are made in Bollywood but not much details.”
Working on “Befikre” was an interesting experience for Oyonama and he says he enjoyed collaborating with the Indian crew, which was very professional and talented.
“My shooting experience was very good. The Indian crew was very professional, technical and organised. It was a great fusion and went very smooth.”
After having such a great time on his debut Hindi film, Oyonama says he would love to work on more Bollywood projects in the near future.
“I would love to work in more Indian films, if there is anything as interesting as Befikre. It was an unforgettable experience for me. It would be a real pleasure to work again in a Hindi film.”.
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