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Bollywood did ‘injustice’ by neglecting Jammu in films: Imran Khan

JAMMU: Mesmerised by the beauty and secular ethos of the ‘City of Temples’, actor Imran Khan today said that the Bollywood did ‘injustice’ to Jammu by neglecting it in the films.
”Jammu is a beautiful destination and I have come across many unexplored and unseen locations during my visit,” Mr Khan told a section of media persons here this evening during an interaction.       Mr Khan is here in the town to promote his first production (Imran Khan Production), ‘Sargoshiyan’, (whispering)–a feature film based on travel story of a group of friends from Mumbai visiting to Jammu and Kashmir to explore hidden destinations.
”I have seen unbelievable locations and scenic places in Kashmir but in Jammu too, I found, places which are untouched by the industry,” said Khan.
Terming Jammu as ‘under-utilised’, the actor said that for people to outside world, Jammu only means visiting World Famous Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Shrine only but there are lot many destinations, which must to projected and shown to the people living across the globe.
”I have a personal belief that Bollywood in 60’s and 70’s is responsible for neglecting this picturesque destination,” he asserted. ”Jammu apart from beautiful place, is also very economical and I have fallen in love with the place and would love to work on a project having authentic and impressive script,” said an actor.
Meanwhile on ‘Sargoshiyan’,Mr Khan said that he has shot 90 per cent of the movie in Jammu and Kashmir at scenic places like Bhandpathar, Tangmarg, Peer-ki-Gali, Shopian, Awantipora and the film will be released across the country in April this year.
Thanking the Jammu and Kashmir Government and the Department of Tourism for all support, the actor also lauded the people of Kashmir for cooperation. (AGENCIES)


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