Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rahul Pandita to attend Jaipur Literature Fest; Panel discussion about the untold story of Kashmiri Pandits

Rajendra Pal


The makers of ‘Shikara’, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rahul Pandita will be attending the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 on 25th January and will be a part of a special panel discussion at the event. The panel discussion will be moderated by Shunali Khullar Shroff and teh makers of the film will be talking about the entire history and situation around Kashmiri pandit refugees.

The entire discussion will have the two talk about the various aspects of the journey that Kashmiri Pandits had to undertake. From the history that Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film, Shikara aims to showcase to how the filmmaker made sure he brings the reality of the community to the forefront. It will be one insightful session at the festival that garners attention from all corners of the world, it will be a talk to look forward to!

Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra has made sure that he keeps the storyline of ‘Shikara’ as authentic as possible. Earlier, the filmmaker had expressed how he wanted the film to look real. So, he shot with the inhabitants of Jagti refugee camp and the other camps which would bring authenticity to the film. ‘Shikara’ brings back the untold story of Kashmiri pandits from the valley of 1990. Recently, the makers also held a special screening of 30 minutes of Shikara for real Kashmiri Pandit refugees in New Delhi.

The trailer of ‘Shikara’ has received appreciation from all across for its heartwarming and thought-provoking storyline. A powerful depiction of Kashmir of 1990, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s directorial has struck the right chords amongst the audience and is receiving appreciation from all across. Shikara is Chopra’s tribute to his late mother.

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.

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