Srinagar : Kashmiri artists all set to make a movie on Dr. Aafia Siddqui’s life under the direction of experienced filmmaker Irshad Hijazi from DIA motion pictures.
North Kashmir’s Bandipora, Kupwara is among those places where movie will be shot.
The main crew and the cast includes Mr. Shakir Hussain Wani , Bakshi Rafaqat, Tabinda , Talib , Tabish Mehraj and many others.
As the story of a movie is concerned the makers have decided to exclude the controversial part and focus on the main incidents which changed the life of Dr. Siddqui from a normal human being to prisoner. Most of the part of the movie will be based on sound animations and graphics.
The casterror director “ Irshad Hijazi” who is generally known among people of the valley for his blasting performance in “Justice for Asifa “ song was in contact with many people from Kashmir from last couple of months, after discussing all the matters he decided to shoot this project in Kashmir and it is his first work in Kashmir. He had directed many beautiful albums and documentaries .
As a part of art this is a great opporgtunity for the kashmiri artists to show case their acting and artistic skills.
The main issues of the movie will be how far the movie will touch the life of Dr. Siddqui and how the locations of Kashmir will be shown as USA and Pakistan, as the whole story is going around USA and Pakistan.
The controversial elements of the story have been removed from the movie because the makers want to tell the story of the brave lady in a context so that it won’t hurt the sentiments of any group or organization.
All the actors in the movie are new to camera this can be the other issue for the makers but generally Irshad Hijazi is known for working with new faces.
It was also relieved by many news portals that the filmmaker is working to provide a stage to new artists. The filmmaker has been given the title of Robinhood filmmaker by many media organizations.
2015 Kashmir Despatch