Ashutosh states, ''This is my first visit to Uttarakhand. I am amazed to see the picturesque beauty of Uttarkashi. Despite the tragedy that befell this entire region, it's heartening to see the manner in which the people of Uttarkashi have come to terms with it. Life is normal once again. I am happy to be shooting here for the next two months, after which we will move to Nepal.''
Col. Ajay Kothiyal, NIM Principal says,''Gangotri valley, post 2013 disaster, is today considered as a dangerous place, thus badly affecting the economy of the region. Mr Ashutosh Gowariker's plans to shoot for the television show here is not only going to be a major step in changing the image created in the environment, after the tragedy, but will also provide employment opportunity to the people from the area.
'Everest' directed by Glenn and Ankush, has been conceptualized and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker.