After Bollywood, Kashmir Attracts South Indian Filmmakers
Srinagar, Apr 20: After Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar in 2011 which marked Bollywood’s return to Kashmir, the south Indian film makers have made their way to the Valley.
Muhammad Mohibul Haque, an a politician turned film maker from Assam is currently shooting in the Valley his second film 18.11 – A code of Secrecy.
At the Muhurat on the banks of world famous Dal lake at Hazratbal shrine here, Haque said: “It is a piece of good fortune to start a film from a sacred place. I want to highlight this holy place in the whole country that is why I started shooting the film here as it will surely grab attention of all.”
His first and only Assamese film Juman-Suman (2003), according to Haque, has won the best film award in 2004.
“But the present film,” he said, “is in Hindi and will be released country wide.”
Talking about the script, Haque said the film is all about modern technology and how it has revolutionized human outlook. “There is a bit of suspense in the film also so as to arouse interest in the audience,” he said.
Fascinated by the beauty of Kashmir, and pleased with the kindness and generosity of Kashmiris, the film maker said apart from the natural beauty God has given to this land, its people are laudable for their exemplary hospitability.
“These elderly persons agreed at the first instance to grace their presence in the first shot of the film. When the opening of the film is in Kashmir I thought it necessary to include Kashmiris in it. There is a kind of mildness in their character,” he said, pointing to the set where some elderly persons were instructed by other director about the scene.
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