Kathryn Bigelow First Woman To Win Best Director

March 2, 2012 by staff 

Kathryn Bigelow First Woman To Win Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win Academy Award for Best Director, in the year 2010. She won the Award for the ‘Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker’, which also won that year’s Best Picture. The veteran director was in city beautiful for the shooting of her upcoming film a story based on US Navy Seals tracking down of Osama bin Laden, ‘Zero Dark Thirty or ZD30′.

Presently due to the tensed relation between US-Pakistan Bigelow was unable to shoot in Pakistan, at the actual location Abbottabad. Bigelow shot few scenes of the film in sector 15 market, contemplating the market as a location in Lahore, Pakistan.

Just to give a real feel, prime focus was given to auto rickshaws number plate which were replaced by Lahore’s number and ever the boards of shops where turned to Urdu. Other than that burqa-clad women, men in kurta-pyjamas, chappals and skullcaps and so on, every minute detail was considered. Actors from Chandigarh and Patiala sauntered around the location.

Chandigarh’s Darshan Aulakh Productions had teamed up with the members from Mumbai to help Bigelow to achieve her objective. The final name for the film is still not announced. The film is planned for this year end. Bigelow is estimated to be shooting in city for a week.

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