It’s ‘Fitoor’ the first film to be shot in Kashmir after flood havoc


It’s 'Fitoor' the first film to be shot in Kashmir after flood havoc

‘Fitoor’,  featuring Rekha, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur, is the first Bollywood movie being shot in Kashmir following last year’s huge floods. Its inspired by Charles Dickens’ novel ‘Great Expectations’.  After directing ‘Kai Po che’ which got rave reviews from the critics, Abhishek kapoor is again all set for his new venture named ‘Fitoor’ which is a love story. This  film is all about a love triangle which involves a Kashmiri boy Noor played by Aditya Roy Kapoor, and  his lady love in the film is  Firdous played by Katrina Kaif and the character of  Begum played by the Ms. beautiful Rekha.

‘Film’s shooting commenced in the beautiful Nishat Garden in Dal Lake, the summer capital of Srinagar. Gorgeous Katrina Kaif arrived on the sets wearing typical Kashmiri style burqa in the morning schedule. The movie’s shooting schedule is already delayed it was suppose to start last year, informed by film unit source. He also informs, we are shooting on this location from last three days, unit is working going day in day out to complete the shoot schedule.

Photo Credit : Cine Newz

Photo Credit : Cine Newz

Fitoor’ is the only Bollywood movie which is being shot in Kashmir after last year’s floods, also the first bollywood movie to be shot here this year. The arrival of the ‘Fitoor’ film unit is proving to be lucky for Vally’s tourist season. From the early sixties only Kashmir and Bollywood have this loving and undying relationship. This was shortly discontinued following the insurgence of terrorist activities in the Kashmir Valley which started in the year 1989.

In the last few years situation has improved significantly and Bollywood has made it’s comeback to shoot on its choicest locations in Kashmir vally. Bollywood blockbusters of  bygone era like Shammi Kapoor-Saira Bano starrer ‘Junglee’, Shammi-Kapoor-Sharmila Tagore romantic super duper hit ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini starrer super hit ‘Andaz’ and also Yash Chopra’s unforgettable ‘Silsila’ and recently shot film ‘Rockstar’ directed by supremely talented Imtiaz Ali are some of the gems which were extensively shot in Kashmir Vally.

The hugely respected Bollywood Producer and Director Yash Chopra shot his last film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ in beautiful locations of Kashmir Vally. Legendry Hollywood film maker David Lean also shot parts of ‘A Passage to India’ in old city Srinagar during mid-1980s. Locals of old city of Srinagar city had obliged David Lean when he made requests through the local media asking its residents in old city Srinagar to bring down terrestrial TV antennae from rooftops for just a single day reason being E.M. Forster’s novel, ‘A Passage to India’ is about India in the early 1920s.

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