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Shooting for Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’ begins in Kashmir
‘Over 20 local artistes to act in movie’
SHABIR AHMAD
SRINAGAR, Nov 9 : More than 20 Kashmiri artists including a 13 year old boy are acting in the Bollywood movie “ Haider”, the shooting for which started today in Dal Lake area here

Actors Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor took part in the shooting today They along with Tabu had arrived here yesterday.

Talking to Kashmir Times, Khawar Jamsheed, the line producer, said the film unit has a 30 day long shooting schedule in Kashmir right now. The film will be shot again later for 40 days in the Valley and 98 percent of the movie is to be shot here.

According to him, a number of local artistes will be seen in supporting roles in the movie. The film will be shot at Gulmarg, Pahalgam and several other remote areas of the Valley.

The film, which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, is being directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Sources said that on November 17 the film crew will shoot in Pahalgam

A fairly large crowd had gathered near the shooting location as Shahid and Shraddha shot a few sequences for the movie inside the lake.

Bhardwaj has assured chief minister Omar Abdullah that `Haider` is about the people of Kashmir.

The director, referring to meeting with Omar, said he told the chief minister that "every character is Kashmiri in my film. It is the story of the people of Kashmir--both in period and present".

Bhardwaj has successfully adapted Shakespeare’s plays, Macbeth and Othello in the form of his films like ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Omkara’. ‘Haider’ is expected to hit the screen next year.


News Updated at : Saturday, November 9, 2013
 
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