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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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–IANS

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