Hope spring comes again to Kashmir, says Vidhu Vinod Chopra at ‘Shikara’s’ trailer launch

Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra with his actors Adil Khan and Sadia at the launch of his upcoming movie "Shikara" at Juhu PVR in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Asserting that his upcoming movie “Shikara-The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits”, is the story of people who are refugees in their own country, Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra on Tuesday hoped that spring will again come to Kashmir, rest of India and the World.
Quoting famous Kashmiri couplets, which means “snow will melt, winter of despair will be over and the spring will come”, the Director said, “I hope and pray that spring comes again to Kashmir, rest of India and the World.
“It took me 11 years to complete this project, the day after an idea was floated,” he said, while speaking to the media at the launch of trailer of “Shikara,” here at Juhu PVR.
He was flanked by music composer A R Rehman, who termed the movie as “healing”
“This is my story and of people, who are refugees within their own country,” said Mr Chopra, while dedicating the movie to his mother.
The movie describes the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in early 90s from the valley. On January 19, it will be three decades of exile.
“I am really happy with the making of “Shikara” and I want the nation to watch this film. I am sure India will watch it, especially those four lakh migrated Kashmiri Pandits and they will see change in their lives,” he added.
He said that whenever some movie is made as previously it was like “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” or “3 Idiots”, it left some impact and this movie will surely change many lives.
“I wish the community, to which I have a close connection, their life may change and get better,” he said.