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Anil Raina (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 17, 2017)
A Bollywood film, Sargoshiyan, was premiered on the banks of the Dal Lake in Sheri Kashmir International Conference Complex in Srinagar.
It revolves around two boys from Mumbai (played by Indraneil Sengupta and Hasan Zaidi), their friend from London (Sara Khan) who’s doing her PhD on the Valley and a European photographer in search of solace. All three stories intertwine to bring home the message that Kashmir is not for terrorists but for tourists.
Actor-producer Imran Khan during his visits to Kashmir was surprised to find Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims living in harmony. “The sarpanch of Bandi village is a Kashmiri Pandit and the caretaker of a Shiva temple at Gulmarg is 93-year-old priest Ghulam Mohammad Shiekh who performs the aarti there. That’s the Kashmir we show in the film,” he informs, adding that the locals of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were supportive and cooperative hosts.
“Without their cooperation, I wouldn’t have been able to live my dream. I’ve tried to change the mindsets of people across the world about Kashmir. I appeal to Bollywood to come shoot here.”