Author Rahul Pandita scripts Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Shikara’


New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Rahul Pandita, author of the book, “Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus Of Kashmiri Pandits”, has turned Bollywood screenwriter for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s upcoming film “Shikara: A love Letter From Kashmir”.

In his book, Rahul has written about the hardships faced by Kashmiri Pandits who were forced to leave the Kashmir Valley as a result of being targeted by Islamist militant groups in nineties.

Now, Rahul and Chopra are coming up with the film, which will revisit those horrific tales.


Reportedly, the film will not be entirely adapted from the book. The makers have taken the route of a love story to highlight the tragedy witnessed by Kashmiri Pandits almost 30 years ago.

Rahul, who has himself been a victim of that exodus, had launched his book in 2013. Chopra was in attendance at the event back then.


Rahul has also authored “Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story Of India’s Maoist Movement”.

“Shikara” is scheduled to release on February 7. The cast of the film has not been revealed yet.








Shaan: Nature explained that humans are a part of the biodiversity

By Arundhuti BanerjeeMumbai, June 5 (IANS) Bollywood playback singer and composer Shaan has composed the song "Dhakk dhakk dharti" on the occasion of World...

Shabir, Kanchi go cycling for 20km, COVID precautions in place

Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) With ease in lockdown restrictions, TV couple Shabir Ahluwalia and Kanchi Kaul have started cycling again for fitness. Kanchi took...

Divine: Used lockdown to present artistry in authentic manner

Rapper Divine says making music during lockdown has been a welcome distraction amid the coronavirus pandemic. He has come...

Billie Eilish feels she has become 'clickbait'

"Bad Guy" fame singer Billie Eilish is not socially active as she feels she has become "clickbait". In an...

B-Town and cricket stars in song urging people to 'Be strong'

Cricket stars & actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood and Richa Chadha have featured in a song titled "Be strong", urging fans...