Writer-director Habib Faisal, who is ready with his second directorial venture "", says whatever he observed and experienced as a cameraman with a news channel served as an inspiration for his films.
"Whatever there is in my films, a lot of it is what I have observed during my days as a cameraman; whatever I have seen, the people I used to meet, the food I ate and the struggle that it involved, all that comes out in my films," Habib told reporters here Wednesday.
When asked about casting new faces in "Ishaqzaade", Habib said: "After I wrote the story and when Aditya Chopra and I were thinking about the casting, we were sure that we needed new faces because if we would have taken established stars, we may not have been able to create this fictitious town, Almor."
"So, not just Arjun and Parineeti, but the rest of the cast also comprises new faces. Most of them are from and around Allahabad," added Habib, whose film releases May 11.
He debuted as a director in 2010 with the critically acclaimed "Do Dooni Chaar".