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Piyush Jha: Shooting SIKANDAR in Kashmir was a peaceful affair



April 21, 2009 12:18:22 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Over the years one has heard horror stories from film makers who have attempted to shoot in the valley of Kashmir. Rahul Dholakia's LAMHAA is the recent example of a film that faced issues in Kashmir when Bipasha Basu returned to Mumbai in the middle of shoot due to safety concerns. However, Piyush Jha, director of SIKANDAR, says that he didn't find shooting in the valley troublesome at all and had a peaceful and productive stint in the state.

''Really, I didn't actually find it so challenging to shoot in Kashmir'', says the film maker who has moved on to a sensitive subject after making two comedies CHALO AMERICA and KING OF BOLLYWOOD.

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''Kashmir was an absolutely beautiful place to be in. We shot in the spring time because the view of the valley in that season is so spectacular. Also, I wanted to show Kashmir the way it was portrayed in the films of 60's and 70's. We didn't really have any issues shooting there as the people were very supportive and welcoming. It was a peaceful affair'', remembers Piyush.

While the film's shooting went on quite peacefully and the crew didn't feel threatened due to the law and order situation in Kashmir, there were some logistical challenges that the film's unit had to encounter.

''The only difficulty was off the terrain to get from one point to another as we were shooting in mountains and jungles. They were really difficult to access and resulted in quite some time being spent in just traveling. Moreover, it was quite tiring as well'', says Piyush who has brought together actors like Madhavan and Sanjay Suri along with teenage actors Parzan Dastur and Ayesha Kapur for his film.

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A co-production of BIG Pictures & Sudhir Mishra, SIKANDAR is a suspense thriller, which tells the story of a 14 year old schoolboy Sikander (Parzan) living in Kashmir with his uncle and aunt. One day, on his way home, from a school football match, Sikandar finds a gun lying on the path, which changes his life forever.

Previously known as FOOT SOLDIER in its production stages, SIKANDAR also stars Arunodoy Singh in a key role and is now expected to arrive in the month of June.

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