Nitin Kakkar’s Filmistaan delves into the subject of India-Pakistan relations

The director’s upcoming release explores the theme of universal brotherhood through a mutual love for Hindi films

Nitin Kakkar initially set out to do a film on Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s stories but ended up making Filmistaan in which he explored Indo-Pak relations through the shared love that people from both sides of the border have for Bollywood.

The film will hit theatres on June 6 post Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit to India to attend Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on May 26.