Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s much-awaited film Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits is based on the struggles and story of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits that took place in Kashmir valley in the year 1989.
Recently, a special screening of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara was held in Delhi to mark the 30th anniversary of the massive exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley. The screening was graced by 300 Kashmiri Pandits from Jagti Camp in Jammu with other famous members from the Kashmiri Pandit group. To tell you, many individuals from these groups of Kashmiri Pandits have likewise acted in the film. The incident of the exodus of 4 lakh Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley took place on the night of January 19 and 20,1990.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra who is the director and also the producer of the movie got emotional while talking about Shikara as the movie is very close to his heart. Vidhu has dedicated this movie to her mother Shanti Devi, who came to Mumbai in 1989 for the premiere of his film Parinda and would never go back to her home in Kashmir. The director even said that it took him 11 years to complete his movie Shikara. The director also said that he has made this movie to tell the untold story and struggles of Kashmiri pandits to the world.
The much-awaited movie Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits, which is directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra is all set to hit the big screens on February 7, 2020.