SRK hopes Bollywood returns to Kashmir

Saying that beauty of Kashmir has enchanted him, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday hoped that more filmmakers will return to Kashmir Valley in near future.

“I am not so big but when people see the film made by a big banner with big names associated with it, people will come here and I am hopeful of that,” the 46-year-old actor told reporters during a press conference here.

Shah Rukh, who completed his nine-day shooting schedule in the Valley for Yash Chopra’s untitled project, said he was awed by the beauty of Kashmir. “As long as I will walk on the Earth, I will never forget the picturesque scenery of the Valley,” he said.

“I still remember when my father once told me that if I will go to Kashmir it will enter in my mind and soul. How true he was! In fact, Kashmir has enchanted me and I am dying to visit here again and again. I hope next time I will come with my family,” he added.

He said he had fulfilled the dream of his late father by visiting Kashmir. “It would have been wonderful if my father would have been alive. It was his dream to take me to this beautiful part of the world,” Shah Rukh said.

Asked why Bollywood always depicts one-sided story on Kashmir, the actor said he is not a story writer. “Story-telling is not my part. I am an actor and my job is to act. Films are the reflection of society,” he added.

Shah Rukh advised the Kashmir youth to believe in their talent. “If you have talent, you will come off with flying colours,” he said. Dressed in black suit, the actor said he is not so intelligent that he can discuss any political issue.

About Indian Premier League (IPL), Shah Rukh said he is ready to take any Kashmiri cricketer into his squad provided he has talent.

The untitled movie is slated for Diwali release and will get a name on Yash Chopra’s 80th birthday — on September 27.

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