Kashmiri businessmen should invest in films portraying sufferings of their people: Farooq Sheikh

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Oct 30: Veteran film actor Farooq Sheikh on Tuesday asked Kashmiri businessmen to finance films portraying sufferings of their people.
 “People from other states won’t come to your help. Tell me how a can Punjabi businessmen or people from other states finance films which are aimed at portraying the trauma of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Let well established businessmen from Kashmir come forward and finance the films that highlight your sufferings,” Farooq told reporters on the sidelines of a day-long seminar organized by Centre for Policy Analysis (CPA) here at KU. “The businessmen are calling shots in the cinema,” he added.
 The veteran actor, who acted in movies like Noorie, said that Bollywood is not portraying Kashmiris in bad light.
 “To me 99 percent films made in Bollywood are pro Kashmir as they depict the oppression of the State, but these films don’t sell well,” he said.
 “Same is the story of Bollywood vis-à-vis Naxalism and Northeast,” he added.
 "The pain that a region like Kashmir has gone through should be felt by all around it. It is not possible to resolve all issues in one go but we can make forward movement slowly,” he said.
 Farooq said there is a need for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to be realistic for achieving their goals and building their future.
 "The youth of Jammu and Kashmir need to be realistic to achieve their goals and build their future,” he said.
 “In order to make a civilized human society we must show personal concern and get fully involved to get the same feel as that of aggrieved,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST




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