2 States the first film to be shot in IIM-A
To study in Indian Institute of Management,Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is a dream of most of the students as its one of the most prestigious B-Schools in the country. Till date no bollywood film has been shot in the institute and getting permission to shoot there is like next to impossible.
2 States starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt is the 1st film to have been shot in the institute.
A source says since the book was based on IIM-A it would have been impossible to show any other place as IIM-A. It was important to stay true to the book as much as possible. The source further adds that it took a while before the final go ahead. The script was submitted,the changes we accepted and then finally the permission was given. The institute was so vast and beautiful that it would take months to capture the glory of the institute.
The director Abhishek Varman confirms, “Shooting in IIM-A was actually a very good experience. The faculty was really helpful. It was also nice to be able to portray the college life in the very campus where Krish and Ananya actually meet in the book. And yes, this is the first time they have let anyone shoot on their campus.”