WITH the increasing arrival of Bollywood movie-makers, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has reiterated the need for the authorities to be more vigilant.
"At the moment there are two movies being shot in Fiji and the feedback has been very good," he said at the inaugural shoot of Bollywood movie titled Warning in Nadi yesterday.
"But we need to be constantly vigilant and to ensure we maintain our standards and the rules we apply are always open which they are."
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said laws were in place to ensure no movie producer is ripped off.
"We have put in place a licensing provision," he said.
"The people who look after them, the locals, need to be licensed, we don't want these people to be ripped off and if they are ripped off then obviously it creates bad publicity for Fiji and they won't come back. So we need to ensure that while we entice them we also continue to get benefits from the country and we create a particular brand for Fiji."
He said this was also a reason why the name of the Fiji Audio Visual Commission was changed to Film Fiji.
Meanwhile, the movie titled Warning is being directed by renowned Bollywood movie-maker Anubhav Sinha.
"Anubhav Sinha is quite a well known director. He directed Ra One which was an international blockbuster in terms of the generation of revenue for the producers of the movie.
"He (Sinha) is very excited being here. This is the first time for him to visit Fiji and he was saying how excited he was and he said he was quite taken aback by the beauty of the country and its people. He is already talking about doing another movie in Fiji," said the AG.