Sidharth Malhotra Heads to Kargil to Shoot for ‘Shershaah’
Sidharth Malhotra will be shooting for the Captain Vikram Batra biopic in Leh, Ladakh and Kargil.
Sidharth Malhotra is very busy with the last-minute promotions of Jabariya Jodi, which is set to hit the theatres on Friday, 9 August. However, he has already signed a couple of projects, the Captain Vikram Batra biopic Shershaah being one. One of the locations selected is Jammu and Kashmir, but due to tension in the Valley because of the announcement of revocation of Article 370, speculations were rife that the shooting might be affected.
However, quashing all rumours the producers have issued a statement that Sidharth Malhotra and the team will shoot in Kargil from the first week of August as planned.
The first schedule will be shot in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, after which the team will move to Leh, Ladakh and Kargil. “All the war sequences will be shot for 40 days. True, there is unrest in the Valley but places like Leh, Ladakh and Kargil are quite peaceful. The Army is providing us all the support and even the people are excited”, the producer added.
Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday, 5 August announced the revocation of Article 370, which was met with a huge outcry in the Parliament.
Article 370 of the Indian Constitution grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Many Bollywood celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their opinions. Terming it a “historic step”, Kangana Ranaut said in a statement, “Scrapping of Article 370 was long due, and it is a historic step in the direction of a terrorism-free nation. I knew if any one could achieve this impossible feat that is Mr Modi. He is not only a visionary but he also has the required courage and strength of character to make unthinkable a reality. I congratulate entire Bharat including JnK on this historic day, we are together looking at a very bright future.”
Gul Panag took to Twitter to write, “I do hope that the lives of the average Kashmiri will change for the better in the future. And also, for now, that their connectivity is restored so we can hear what they have to say too. #370Abolished”
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