The abrogation of Article 370, which happened on August 6 has had a ripple effect on the shooting schedules of several Bollywood films.
After the Centre’s announcement of Article 370 being repealed, there are reports of the Hindi film industry maintaining a safe distance from Kashmir.
According to reports, Mahesh Bhatt's Sadak 2 featuring Alia Bhatt and the Vikram Batra biopic Shershaah featuring Sidharth Malhotra
are being pushed out of Kashmir.
A source close to the crew said that the shooting can’t continue in Kashmir till there is no green and clear signal coming through. “Until there is a clear picture of what is going on in Kashmir, how can any Bollywood crew think of shooting there? By the grace of God, all will be well in the Valley,” a source from the Sadak 2 team said.
On the other hand, Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, who is all set to celebrate his birthday tomorrow on August 9 has recently finished his entire Kashmir schedule of his new project Sarileru Neekevvaru.
A source close to Mahesh said, “We were lucky. We shot in Kashmir for a major part of July without a hitch. The situation was absolutely under control. We finished our schedule just a few days before Article 370 was repealed.”
Not just that. Another Telugu film Venky Mama featuring Venkatesh can also be worry-free. In June, the crew finished their Pahalgam and Sonmarg shooting schedule.
There is an everlasting love affair between the film industry and Kashmir. From Sharmila Tagore to Alia Bhatt, and from late Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor to Salman Khan, John Abraham, many have been seen giving their best shot in the paradise.
Several filmmakers and cinematographer have been seen capturing the beauty of the region in their films and documentaries. South movies such as Theri and Alaipayuthey too were shot in Kashmir.
Films such as Highway, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Fitoor, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Roja, Haider, Tubelight, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Kalank are a few of the Bollywood movies, which captured the picturesque valley.
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Last Updated Aug 8, 2019, 11:46 AM IST