It eventually took me close to 11 years to write Shikara: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Thursday, January 16, 2020 13:26 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Shikara has been making all the right noise ever since the trailer of the movie was released. Fans and critics alike have been in admiration of the gripping trailer that showcases the events of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990.

When asked about where the inspiration and the source material for the story of the film came from, Vidhu Vinod Chopra shared, "Primarily, the source material is my life. And of course, I had [writers] Abhijat Joshi and Rahul Pandita who worked with me. I read a lot of books, met a lot of people, but the source really is my life."

He further added, "It's fiction, but it's based on real events... It was a difficult film to write. For the first few years, I wasn't sure I could make the film. It was too painful. I needed to be a bit more distant from the events that my mom and I went through to make this film objectively. It eventually took me close to 11 years to write Shikara."

To maintain the authenticity of the events, actual footage from 30 years ago was used in the movie along with 4000 real Kashmiri Pandits.

Earlier, the makers of the movie dropped a new poster from the movie featuring the leading duo Aadil Khan and Sadia. Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Shikara is all set to release on 7th February 2020. Presented by Fox Star Studios.

Produced by Vinod Chopra Productions and co-produced by Fox star studios. The movie is based on the real events that took place and has actual footage from the exodus included.
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