Vidhu Vinod Chopra directorial film Shikara: The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits is less than a month away from its theatrical release. It will Vidhu's return to the director chair after over a decade, having Eklavya in 2007. The film will revolve around the story of around 4,00,000 Kashmiri Pandits who fled the valley in 1990.
The film was evidently under the radar as it does not contain any major stars. The film features two new faces who haven't worked in mainstream cinema before this. Actor Sadia and Aadil Khan are set to make a debut in the film industry.
The two debutants will be seen essaying the characters of Shanti Dhar and Shiv Kumar Dhar respectively. The trailer introduces the two leading characters snuggled away in the corner of their home reading poetries but are later forced to flee their homeland as a fire emerges.
The trailer also emphasizes on the quote 'When hate is all that is left, love is your only weapon'. The film has some of its major portion shot in Kashmir. The trailer ends with Sadia's character making a promise to come back to Kashmir, live her life there and have her ashes dispersed in Kashmir itself.
More than 4,00,000 Kashmiri Pandits lost their homes and became refugees in their own country. Three decades later, watch their story unfold. #Shikara trailer out nowhttps://t.co/cQtN7uhtqB#Shikara #VidhuVinodChopra #ShikaraTrailer@arrahman @foxstarhindi— Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films (@VVCFilms) January 7, 2020
1990, Kashmir - an entire community was made homeless. 30 years later, they still can't return to their homes. Watch as the story of the Kashmiri Pandits finally comes to light #Shikara trailer out today at 1pm. #VidhuVinodChopra @arrahman @foxstarhindi pic.twitter.com/SWQYhsw6xC— Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films (@VVCFilms) January 7, 2020
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