There are a number of individuals in Kashmir who’ve taken up a problem to make Bollywood return to its authentic and battle-ridden place which was in any other case as soon as a hotspot of movie shootings. Since the 60s until the late 80s, numerous movies have been shot within the majestic Kashmir however all the pieces modified because of the sudden rise of militancy within the valley through the 90s. 

But with director Imtiaz Ali capturing for his movie Rockstar within the stunning valley with actors Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis, the violence appears to be a factor of the previous and for this there’s a group answerable for the commendable job. Such faces principally are off the digital camera and lesser recognized to the general public, however we determined to place mild on them and introduce who’ve been bringing laurels to the valley by way of their work.  

Khawar Jamsheed, 39, line producer

The first face from the valley who has taken an initiative to deliver the movies and crews again to the Kashmir. “It was in 2010 when I got a call from director Imtiaz Ali as I knew him somehow, wishing to shoot his next film Rockstar in Kashmir and could I handle his shoot here for them,” says Jamsheed.

Khawar Jamsheed

He stated that it was like a dream come true to see movies returning again to Kashmir. “I said yes to him and began the preparations. It was my first project,” says Jamsheed who has studied IT from Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Jamsheed stated that it was slightly bit powerful to grasp the work at first. “But later I got the hold of the things. Now, I handle a film unit of 200 members at a time along with the team,” he stated.

Later, Khawar bagged the tasks Students of the Year, Haider, Phantom, Fitoor, Highway Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Race three, Heropanti, Aiyaary, Raazi, Notebook, internet sequence –The Family Man and plenty of others.        

Mohammad Abdullah, 38, line producer

Hailing from the distant village of border city Uri in north Kashmir Baramulla district, Abdullah is a properly-know identify within the subject of line manufacturing in Kashmir. Starting his profession as a spot boy throughout his childhood days with Doordarshan, Abdullah has struggled so much to realize the place of what he’s right this moment.

Mohammad AbdullahMohammad Abdullah

“It was in 2011 when I first assisted a production house who were shooting a film here. After learning for around four years there, I started my own production house called- ‘Hami Asto Productions’”, says Abdullah.

“We have been providing the facilities like location recce, necessary permissions, boarding, lodging, transportation and security,” he stated.

Abdullah stated they make it possible for movie models shoot easily with none interruption. “Government also needs to support such activities as it will prove beneficial for all the stakeholders,” he stated.  

Abdullah has dealt with the shoot of the Bollywood movies like Manmarziyan and Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW), ZEE 5 internet series- ‘The Last Call’ with Arjun Rampa and south film Venky Mama beginning actor Venkatesh Daggubati. He additionally acquired a shoot of the Nestle munch advert finished in Dal Lake in 2018 that includes Ishaan Khattar and The Great Khali.

Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, 59, competition director and filmmaker

Khan is also called the ‘festival man’ of Kashmir. In 2017, he took an initiative to deliver world-class movies to the valley and Bollywood stars as properly. He is organizing the movie competition with the identify ‘Kashmir World Film Festival’ in Srinagar and to date 4 editions have been accomplished.  The competition has been attended by the large names of the movie Industry like Tabu, Madhur Bhandarkar, Rajit Kapur, Raju Chadha, Rahul Mitra, Saeed Mirza, Govind Nihalani, Imam Siddiqui, Rahul Bhat, Imran Khan, Anjum Rajabali, and others. The competition has screened the Bollywood movies Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Dangal, Parmanu, and others getting the viewers a cinematic really feel.

Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad KhanMushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan

Born and introduced up in Srinagar, Khan has acted in and has directed greater than two dozen stage performs. He is among the main filmmakers of Kashmir and for the final greater than three many years he has produced and directed greater than 300 documentaries, telefilms, and episodes of serials. “We want that more films and Bollywood stars should visit Kashmir and we will continue to invite them,” Khan stated.

Irshad Ahmad Hazari, 32, line producer and entrepreneur

Irshad is the director of Euphoria Travel Services Private Limited, a journey company primarily based in Srinagar which he based a number of years again. In 2018, Irshad organized the shoot of Mahesh Bhatt produced movie Jalebi. He additionally acquired finished the shoot of serial Luv Kush for Colours TV, tv sequence 21 Sarfarosh, a number of advertisements, and South movies.

Irshad Ahmad HazariIrshad Ahmad Hazari

“Recently we handled the shoot of Mahira Sharma- Big Boss 13 contestant and Punjabi singer and actor Ranjit Bawa album,” says Irshad.

He has been bringing varied worldwide delegations to Kashmir too. “In the past, we hosted the Malaysian High Commissioner, its deputy high commissioner, director tourism and films, delegates from Kuwait, ambassadors from Jordan and other places,” he stated including “The aim of doing all such activities is to promote the tourism in Kashmir”.

Azad Shah, 50, line producer and filmmaker

Formerly, a scholar of Physical Education from Kashmir University, Shah based his manufacturing home with the identify ‘Leo Films Internationals’. Born and introduced up in Srinagar, Shah has dealt with the shoot of Bollywood movies like Gul Makai, Chinar: Daastaan-E-Ishq, and Maafi Nama. “More projects are in the pipeline,” he stated.

Azad ShahAzad Shah

Shah began his profession with Doordarshan as a baby artist when he was a sixth class scholar. “I got in touch with this film production house who wished to shoot here and we provided them all the support,” he says.

“We wish more shooting should take place in the scenic valley. It will attract more tourists and it will become a source of income for the people,” he stated.