Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra returns to direction after 13 long years with the film Shikara- The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits. His last directorial was Eklavya: The Royal Guard in 2007. Today, at the trailer launch that’s happening at PVR Juhu, Vidhu Vinod Chopra spoke about several things amongst which he reacted on using more foul language in real life to communicate.
Said Chopra, “My daughter who studies in Standford tells me not to talk in English as people don’t get it. But when I abuse, people get it pretty quickly. So ab poore crew ko aadat ho gayi hai ki agar yeh bolega, yeh gaali ka yeh matlab hai aur yeh gaali ka yeh matlab hai. Aur meri foul language mein kuch foul hota toh yeh (AR Rahman) yaha nahin baitha hota. This is not foul. Yeh zubaan jo hai na, jisko aap Urdu, Hindi, English bolte hai, main gaali bolta hu.”
Shikara is based on the Kashmiri Pandit exodus from Kashmir. The year 1990 saw the biggest forced migration in independent India whereby more than 4,00,000 Kashmiri Pandits had to flee from the Kashmir Valley. Almost 3 decades later, most have been unable to return.
Shikara is the story of resilience in the face of insurmountable odds. It’s also the story of a love that remains unextinguished through 30 years of exile.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra has directed, edited and produced the film in association with Fox Star Studios, Shikara is set to hit the theatres on February 7, 2020.
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