Vidhu Vinod Chopra Reacts to Petition Against ‘Shikara’
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has reacted to the news of a petition seeking a stay on the release of his upcoming film ‘Shikara: The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits’, by stating that he will let his legal team handle the matter.
“We have just learned from media sources that a petition has been filed by few people in J&K Court against the release of ‘Shikara’. We have no other information in this matter, our counsel Harish Salve will take appropriate steps as may be required,” shared Chopra.
Mr. Chopra also added, “Shikara” is set against the backdrop of the Kashmiri Pandit exodus from the Kashmir Valley in late 1989 and early 1990, in the wake of violent Islamist insurgency.
The petitioners Iftikhar Misgar, Majid Hyderi, and Irfan Hafiz Lone have alleged that the film portrays untrue facts about Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits.
We are asking for stalling the release and deleting a few scenes that portray the valley’s Muslims in a bad light.
We have urged the high court to take the case upon a priority basis.”
Talking about the film “Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits” film features Aadil Khan and Sadia in the lead roles, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra who had done movies like, ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Pk’, ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’, ‘Parineeta’ and others.
The film is scheduled to release on 7th February.