Srinagar, Apr 6 (ANI): Tourists visiting Jammu and Kashmir are appealling filmmakers to come back and start shooting films in the state once again.
They believe that the situation is normalising and the time is ripe for film shooting to resume in the state, which has been referred to as the "heaven on earth" or the "Switzerland of the east" very often.
Rahul Mishra, a tourist from New Delhi said, "I want the film-makers to come back to Kashmir and shoot films. Moreover, the revenue generated through it would also help in the development of the state".
People still remember the famous numbers from the Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore starrer 'Kashmir Ki Kali'.
During the 60s and 70s, all major Bollywood movies, particularly the songs were shot in floral gardens of Jammu and Kashmir.
Echoing the same sentiment, Akhlesh Kumar, a tourist from Mumbai, said, "The situation in Kashmir is normal now. So, it's time that movies are made here again as people also look for a sense of nationality in the movies".
The famous Bollywood filmmaker, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, in a press conference here has said: "I will come in June/July to shoot an Aamir Khan starrer and Raj Kumar Hirani directed movie. I will be shooting in Ladakh, which is also a part of Kashmir".
This move may just be the thrust that Kashmir is looking to woo back the Bollywood filmmakers back to the state. (ANI)