Vidhu Vinod Chopra's upcoming project to be shot in migrant camps of Kashmiri Pandits

PTI

Mar,08 2018 11:55:15 IST

Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra's upcoming movie on Kashmir will be shot in the migrant camps of Kashmiri Pandits, an official said.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Image from Twitter/@DesiChicFashion

Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Image from Twitter/@DesiChicFashion

"Vinod Chopra Films is scheduled to shoot his upcoming movie from 27 March to 7 April in the migrant camps," said K K Sidha, deputy commissioner (relief), Jammu.

He, however, said there would be no shooting on 29 and 31 March, and 4 April at the camps, which are inhabited by Kashmiri Hindus, who were forced out of the Valley after the rise of militancy in the region in the early '90s.

Talking to PTI, assistant-director Asheish Nijhawan said the shooting would take place in the migrant camps, but refrained from giving further details about the movie.

Most of the actors will be fresh faces, Nijhawan said, adding that Kashmiris, including young, old, middle-aged, male, female and kids, would be hired for the shooting.

Producer of popular movies like 3 Idiots, PK and the Munna Bhai film series, Chopra had earlier shot Mission Kashmir, starring Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Preity Zinta, in the Valley.

Originally hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, Chopra had spent his early life in Srinagar, where he studied in a school and college. He had met Union minister Jitendra Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra in the past and held discussions on this project.

Updated Date: Mar 08, 2018 11:55 AM