KATHUA, Oct 21: The shooting of Hindi Feature Film the “Goggles of Rajesh Khanna” has begun in the scenic valleys of Tehsil Bani in Kathua district today. The shooting started from the confluence point of the two rivers Khad and Sewa Nallah. Along both these nallas there are amazing valleys of Sarthal and Dhaggar.
It is for the first time in the Bollywood history that a Hindi Feature film Shooting took Place in this area. It is pertinent to mention here that Bani valley is most beautiful hilly tourist resort in Jammu Province with huge tourism potential. The MLA Bani Jeevan Lal Lalhal inaugurated the Shooting at Domila (Sathali). On the occasion, he complimented the Sehgal Media and Amar Chand Motion Movies to Promote Bani valley for Hindi feature films. He offered every support to the Sehgal Media in their job and expressed the hope that more feature films shooting in this area will take place as there is very conducive environment for film Industry in this area.
He said that the places such as Sarthal, Chatergalla, Dhaggar, Jorian Mata, Doulha Mata, Nulani Mata, Challa, Bhandar, Garh Mata, Duggan, Guttu, Roulka, Doulka and Tapper are worth seeing. He further said that the coalition Government in the State, the administration and the locals are always ready to support the Film Industry in this area and the Coalition Government in the State is committed to promote Jammu Division especially hilly and unexplored areas of the Division as tourism destination. He said that Bani is hub of culture heritage and the culture of Bani is blended with Kashmiri, Gojri, Bhaderwahi, Gaddi, Himachli, and Dogra culture.The producer and director of film Sanjay Amar thanked MLA Bani, administration and locals for their love and affection and assured full support which they have extended and they assured to this area further in Bollywood.
Sanjay Amar said that the film is an entertainer feature having the backdrop of sweet and simple Dogra culture of Bani-Basohli belt and the film will make a beginning to bring the Basohli art and dying cultural ethics of Dogra community before the world through a simple story telling. The line production is being taken care by “Vaishwasthali” organisation and is well supported by the locals of the region.
Tennifer Lucien is the Director of Photography and Shivang Sehgal is the production designer the executive producer editor and associate director is Mohit Garg who has expressed his gratitude to the MLA Bani and administration for the fullest support.
He further said that “Goggles of Rajesh Khanna” is an ensemble cast and film is starring Archana Purn Singh, Rajesh Sharma, Puneet Vasisth, Sharib Hashmi, Charry Mardia, Shivang Sehgal, Lalit Tiwari and many more.
He said that team will shoot the whole film in one start to finish schedule in Bani and shooting of “Goggles of Rajesh Khanna” in Bani signifies that the people of Jammu division always tried to bring peace whenever world sees that there is tension in Jammu and Kashmir.