Shahrukh mesmerized by Kashmir during YRF’s film shoot

“@iamsrk: My father’s one unfulfilled wish was to bring me to Kashmir because his mom was from here. Now I am here, it feels I am in his big strong arms.”

That’s what Shahrukh had tweeted yesterday. Oh!  Shahrukh we love it. It seems he has finally come into his own. The romantic, sensitive and emotional person that he is and we have seen in many of his films.

The magic of Kashmir seems to have spelled its cast over him. He further said on twitter, “How beautiful is lovely the ppl & silences that can only be Nature's voice. Feel blessed to be here in the land of sufis (sic).”

Yash Chopra too has returned to the valley after 30 years. His last movie shot in Kashmir was for Amitabh –Rakhe starrer ‘Kabhi Kabhi’. He then switched over to Switzerland, as Kashmir got embroiled in insurgency.

After completing a shoot in Ladakh, Shahrukh reached Srinagar International Airport on August 27th. He then moved to a tourist resort in Pahalgam. The shooting is scheduled over a period of 8 to 10 days.

The movie will be shot in Pahalgam, in north Kashmir at a tourist resort and along the banks of the famous Dal Lake. Speaking about the lake and its surrounding, Shahrukh tweeted the poet Rumi’s words.

“Rumi time...'Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.' So apt for Kashmir.” Incidentally, in his 2 decades career in Indian Film Industry, this will be the first time Shahrukh will be shooting in Kashmir.

Shahrukh will play the role of an officer in the bomb disposal squad of the army. He is cast along with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The movie has also brought together the masters, A R Rahman and Gulzar once again.

The movie also augurs well for the tourism industry in Kashmir. In recent times, it has seen quite a lot of directors shooting there. ‘Yahaan’, ‘Lamhe’, ‘Tahaan’ and ‘Shaurya’ have been shot here. However all these movies are conflicts based. The story dwelling on the topic of militancy affecting the state. Shahrukh’s movie will be a welcome relief. It goes back to the days when lots of romantic movies were shot in Kashmir.

Basharat Ahmed, a travel agent, echoed the same feeling, "SRK's appeal goes beyond India... not only NRIs, many foreigners also keenly watch his movies and if all goes well, we can have far more business opportunities after the release of the film."