Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has wished good luck to filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra for his latest release Shikara and said that it is a story that needs to be told.
Aamir took to Twitter on Friday to convey his feelings and shared the link to the film's trailer.
He wrote: "Wishing you all the very best Vinod! Shikara is a film about one of the most tragic events in our recent history. A story that needs to be told."
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra believes his upcoming film Shikara, on the Kashmiri Pandit exodus of 1989 and 1990 from the Kashmir Valley, is not just a film but a movement. He added that the film is tribute to Kashmiri Pandits and their mothers.
The film is set against the backdrop of the Kashmiri Pandits' exodus from the Kashmir Valley in late 1989 and early 1990, in the wake of violence targeted against them.
"Real refugees have worked in this film. This is not happening just in India, but all around the world where people who have gone through a certain tragedy, have been associated with a film based on their life. I feel it will not happen ever again. The film is a tribute to the Pandit community to us and to our mothers, and I want you guys (the media) to tell the whole world to come and see what happened to us. It's been 30 years but no one made a film on this subject. It was like someone tried to hide our story. I feel this film is not a movie but it's a movement," said Chopra, himself a Kashmiri pandit.
It was his mother who told Chopra to make a film on the subject, the filmmaker revealed. "I feel it's the story of all of us Kashmiri Pandits. Our homes were snatched away from us but we stood on our feet with courage. I feel this story is not a story of just one mother. My mother inspired me to make this film. Before she died, she told me that if possible, make a film on Kashmir. She passed away in 2007 and in 2008, I completed first draft of this film," he said.
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