"South Africa offers exquisite locations that our celluloid world has already witnessed, and it has tremendous infrastructure for film production," Karan, who is here to host the first edition of the South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA), said.

Karan said that he would definitely like to shoot in the country, known for its natural beauty, and which has a large Indian Diaspora.

"The combination of the two factors, the inherent beauty of the place, coupled with the infrastructure and their keenness for us to visit, will definitely result in something great," said the filmmaker, known for shooting in the US and Britain.

"In fact, the film that was immensely popular this year - 'Aashiqui 2’ - was also shot here. I hope industry leverages the opportunities here,” added the 41-year-old.

Karan not only directs movies but also produces films under his banner Dharma Productions. “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, his last production venture, rocked the box office.

‘Hasee Toh Phasee’, ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ and ‘2 States’ are some of the forthcoming films from his stable.

(Agencies)

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