Kashmir’s tulips attract Bollywood

KL Report

SRINAGAR

With the opening up of Tulip Garden in Srinagar Bollywood filmmakers have started turning up in Kashmir, their favorite shooting destination.

The shooting for the Bollywood Hindi movie ‘Raj Dand’ and another Bojpuri movie ‘Villian-A Love Story’ is in progress and the crew associated with these two movies is camping in Kashmir. Villian-A Love Story’ is the first Bojpori film which is being shot in Kashmir.

“There is one complete song based on Kashmir and in it we depicted the beauty of Kashmir and its enchanting and mesmerizing landscape,” Director of the movie ‘Raj Dand’ said adding that the lexis of the song is ‘Tera Ishq Kashmir Aana’ and it has been picturised on the Bollywood new entrant Rudramani Singh and actress Parvati Mirban and Nisha Parmar. The movie also casts Praesh Rawal and Ashutosh Rana.

The song was shot at Tulip Garden, Gulmarag, Shalimar, Nishat and Harwan. Scores of people thronged Tulip Garden to watch the shooting. “Unfortunately all tulips have not bloomed in the garden yet we found it attractive for the shooting. Instead of showing violence, we showed the inner beauty of the Kashmir which according to me is jewel in the ring,” Director Azad said.

Both the Hindi and Bojpuri movies have been shot in the Valley with the assistance of Jabbar Tour and Travels.

Media incharge Jabar Tour and Travels Khurshid Ahmed said that in coming days the crew will shoot at Botanical Garden, Shalimar, Dal Lake and Cheshma Shahi. “We are highly obliged to Department of Tourism and Department of Floriculture for supporting and assisting us to organize the shootings of these movies,” he said.

Actor Rudramani said that the beauty of Kashmir has mesmerized him and he is repenting why he has not been here before. “I had heard about Kashmir and watched it on screen only but now I realized what Kashmir is all about. It is an amazing place and I appeal all to visit here and enjoy the Creators creation,” he said. (CNS)

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