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‘Shikara’: Vidhu Vinod Chopra Wanted to Tell the Tale of Kashmiri Pandits’ Exodus for Over a Decade

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'Shikara': Vidhu Vinod Chopra Wanted to Tell the Tale of Kashmiri Pandits’ Exodus for Over a Decade

Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Photograph Credit: IANS)

Mumbai, April 6: Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “Shikara“, set towards the backdrop of the Kashmiri Pandit exodus from the Kashmir Valley in 1990, launched in February however he has been wanting to inform a narrative on the incident for lengthy.

“I’ve wished to inform the story of Kashmiri Pandits exodus for over a decade. I’m glad I might lastly carry this untold story of our exile to life with this movie,” mentioned Chopra, who as soon as had a house in Kashmir.

“Shikara” follows the story of Shiv and Shanti, two Kashmiri Pandits, chronicling their survival by 30 years of exile. Vidhu Vinod Chopra Hits Out at Folks Criticising Shikara, Says These Accusing Him of Commercialising the Plight of Kashmiri Pandits Are ‘Donkeys’.

“By way of ‘Shikara’, we geared toward spreading the message that there could be no hope left if all love is misplaced. It’s a story of resilience and love, in essentially the most dire of circumstances. One thing all of us want an additional dose of now,” he mentioned.

Directed by Chopra, the movie stars newcomers Aadil Khan and Sadia within the lead.

“Shikara” has made its digital premiere on Amazon Prime Video.

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