Pravesh Sahni of India Take One Productions says “Trains are the backbone of the film. We’ll pay for the shooting and also mention Indian Railways in the credit line. The shooting was supposed to happen in October-November. Now, we’ve postponed it to January-February. For the past three months, we’ve been trying to get things in order. The film has Daniel Craig doing stunts on a freight train.”
Location shooting on the film is to take place in Ahmedabad and Goa in India and around various places in South Africa. It looks like if said sequence can’t be shot in the former country, the production will be altered to do it in the latter. So far Take One seems to be having difficulties getting a response from those in charge of the railways to block off the required track space:
“While the Indian Railways has given us permission to shoot, I need to meet someone and explain how important it is for us to block two tracks for eight hours a day over five to six days. For the past 15 days, I’ve been trying to get someone to hear me out. South African authorities are waiting to provide everything that is required to support this movie. If we can’t get this cooperation from India, the film will no longer be shot here.” Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi is now reportedly looking into this.