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Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Himalayan Film Festival Opens With ‘Shershaah’ Movie In Leh

Sep 24, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Nearly a dozen films from the Himalayan states will be screened during Himalayan Film Festival in Leh.

A Moving Tale On Kashmir Exodus, Shikara Is Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Best Since Parinda

Feb 07, 2020 Giridhar Jha

The narrative of the movie just makes you empathise with the protagonists and all those who became refugees in their own country for no fault of their own.


J&K HC To Hear PIL Demanding 'Review, Scrutiny' Of Shikara Movie On Friday

The petitioners have prayed that the respondents may be directed, to withhold the release of the movie till it is reviewed, scrutinized and censored by the appropriate authorities.

Kashmiri Activists Move Court Against 'Shikara', Say Movie 'Communal In Nature'

Feb 05, 2020 Naseer Ganai

The petitioners said the movie, Shikara, has the potential of communal polarisation.


Politics Failed Kashmiri Pandits Because They Are Not A Vote Bank: Rahul Pandita

Rahul Pandita, co-writer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film Shikara, recalls the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 and how every government failed the community.

23 January, 2020

Bollywood Turns To Plight Of Kashmiri Pandits, At Last

Giridhar Jha

Come February, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara will hit the screens worldwide. Shikara may well lead other film-makers to chronicle the plight of Kashmiri Pandits onscreen.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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