Jammu Tawi, April 18
Asserting that Kashmir has always been exploited since decades by the film industry in the name of ‘bloodshed’, actor, producer Imran Khan today said that his upcoming film ‘Sargoshiyan’ has cleared the perception of Kashmir to the outside World.
“Bollywood movies mostly portrayed Kashmir in form of violence and bloodshed as the pictures were made on similar themes but ‘Sargoshiyan’ is absolutely different,” Khan here told reporters.
The actor was here in the town to promote and launch official trailer of ‘Sargoshiyan’, which is shot in scenic Jammu and Kashmir.
“Kashmir aggression always remained on forefront in movies and news channels but ‘Sargoshiyan’ will show the real Jammu and Kashmir to the people across the world,” he added.He said that small incidents of violence keep happening around everywhere but it does not mean that the reality should not be shown to the people, adding, “I have been to Jammu and Kashmir since decades but the way it is being projected, I never saw that Kashmir.” “The story of ‘Sargoshiyan’ is based on friends, who are travellers and during the entire shoot, we really saw unexplored Jammu and Kashmir, which I feel the world must see through this movie,” said an actor. Having all kudos for the people of this state, Khan said, “people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are lovely hosts and supportive. They are very cooperative and helpful.”
“We have been supported not only by the government but every section of the society and without their cooperation, dream of completing ‘Sargoshiyan’ would not have been accomplished,” he said adding, “I have tried my best to change the mindset of people across the world about Kashmir.”
“Kashmir-not only means violence and bloodshed…it is awesome and beautiful place,” he added. “I would appeal to Bollywood that they should not focus abroad as India is full of diversity and cultural ethos especially the Jammu and Kashmir. They should come and shoot here…it is having a natural scenic beauty,” he added.The actor however, said that the movie will be screened in around 500 theatres in the country on May 19.
Jammu Tawi, April 18