Film on Great King of Kashmir to be shown at Mumbai festival

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (UNI) A film on the life of the famous 15th century emperor of Kashmir, Budshah, has been selected for screening at the seven-day Mumbai International film festival, beginning February 3.

The one-hour film documents the historical events and the life of Budshah, who ruled Kashmir for five decades from 1420 AD and named himself as Sultan Zain-ul-Abideen.

Sultan Zain-ul-Abideen, whose earlier name was Shah Rukh, promoted art, handicraft and culture of Kashmir and took major steps to develop irrigation for which the people gave him the title of Budshah (The Great King).

The film would be screened at Little Theatre, NCPA, on February four in the category of Jammu and Kashmir in which three more documentaries are expected to be shown.

The film, produced and directed by Mushtaq A Bala under the banner of Debonair Film and Video Communications, was commissioned by Doordarshan in the Indian classic category.

''It was challenge to make a film like Budshah. I and my entire team faced many problems during its making. But, professionalism, creativity and dedication kept us going,'' said Bala.

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