Article 370 To Be Revoked In Jammu And Kashmir: Kashmir Schedules Of Alia Bhatt's And Sidharth Malhotra’s Films Likely To Be Pushed
After Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced the decision to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave the state of Jammu And Kashmir a special status, the Kashmir schedule of Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2 and Sidharth Malhotra’s Shershaah is likely to be pushed
Yesterday morning, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that Article 370 of Indian Constitution, that gives special status to the state of Jammu And Kashmir, would be revoked. The government has now decided to divide the region into two Union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature. While many Bollywood stars have come forward to share their thoughts about the development on social media, it is being reported that the scrapping of Article will have a ripple effect on the shooting schedules of a few Bollywood films.
While Alia Bhatt and daddy Mahesh Bhatt were gearing up for their Kashmir schedule of Sadak 2, Sidharth Malhotra too were supposed to shoot for Captain Vikram Batra's biopic Shershaah in the Valley. Directed by Vishnu Varadhan from a story written by Sandeep Srivastava, Shershaah is backed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. According to a source close to Malhotra, the shooting schedule has been pushed, with no new date given yet.
On the other hand, Sadak 2 makers had plans to shoot an important segment of the film with Sanjay, Alia and Makarand Deshpande, who essays role of a godman in the movie. The film marks the return of Mahesh Bhatt as director, and the filmmaker had planned to shoot sequences pertaining to the protagonists reaching the godman's ashram. The shooting is on hold for now.
Without revealing the names, line producer Md. Abdullah of
Hami Asto Productions, who arranges shoots in the Jammu and Kashmir regions,
said that two to three Bollywood films and one big Telugu movie were slated to
arrive over the next few months for shooting. "There were some big
projects in line -- two to three Bollywood films and one Telugu movie. Now, we
can't say if that will happen because of the disturbed environment. Maybe they
will push the schedule or maybe they will go to a different location,"
Abdullah told IANS.
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