Shikara Screening in New Delhi: Aadil Khan, Sadia, Vidhu Vinod Chopra attend

Updated: Jan 21, 2020, 08:01 | Pratiksha Mestry
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    The makers of Shikara hosted a special screening for Kashmiri Pandit from Jagti Migrant Camp, Jammu in New Delhi 19 January 2020. All pictures/Pallav Paliwal

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  • Shikara Screening in New Delhi: Aadil Khan, Sadia, Vidhu Vinod Chopra attend

    The special show was attended by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Adil Khan and Sadia, the cast of the movie. The hate needs to be hated and not people, was a message from film director Vidhu Vinod Chopra at a special screening of his film Shikara which revolves around exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.

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  • Shikara Screening in New Delhi: Aadil Khan, Sadia, Vidhu Vinod Chopra attend

    A resident of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, an emotional Vidhu Vinod Chopra dedicated his movie to his mother who passed away in 2007. Chopra said the message "must go out to the whole world and in India that the only thing to hate is hate."

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  • Shikara Screening in New Delhi: Aadil Khan, Sadia, Vidhu Vinod Chopra attend

    "We live in a country where all the Muslims of Kashmir supported me on a film on the exodus of the Pandits. This was Kashmir and Insha-Allah (God willing) this Kashmir will come back. We will go back and live the way we used to. This is my hope," the director said at the special screening of the movie.

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  • Shikara Screening in New Delhi: Aadil Khan, Sadia, Vidhu Vinod Chopra attend

    Vidhu Vinod Chopra was speaking at a special 30 minute-screening of "Shikara", which was attended by Kashmiri Pandit refugees from Jammu's Jagti migrant camp, along with Abhijat Joshi and Rahul Pandita, the other two writers of the film.

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  • Shikara Screening in New Delhi: Aadil Khan, Sadia, Vidhu Vinod Chopra attend

    Speaking about the same, to mark the 30th anniversary of the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, members of the community took to social media to post videos of themselves by narrating the "Hum Aayenge Apne Watan" dialogue from an upcoming flick, 'Shikara', with the hope that they would return to their homeland one day.

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  • Shikara Screening in New Delhi: Aadil Khan, Sadia, Vidhu Vinod Chopra attend

    For the unversed, On January 19, 1990, lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes in the Valley following a genocidal campaign launched by the terrorists.

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Aadil Khan, Sadia, Vidhu Vinod Chopra attended the special screening of Shikara, hosted in New Delhi. We have pictures