In a significant development, an otherwise restive Jammu and Kashmir, which is marred by years of violence, has embraced the shooting of an upcoming film, Before Christmas. The film stars Rakhi Sawant in the lead, where she will portray the character of a bi-sexual drug addict. The shoot for the film will extensively take place in the state and mark the comeback of Bollywood to the valley following last year’s turmoil.
Presently the shoot is underway in Jammu region and the production house intends to capture most of the scenes in snow clad mountains of Kashmir.
Rakhi Sawant was recently seen at a tourist resort in Patnitop on the Jammu-Srinagar highway donning any Army fatigue. Sharing the details of her upcoming movie with InUth, she said, “It’s [movie] mainly about love, sex, and dhoka. And I am playing a drug addict.” She also mentioned that the audience will see the debut of a Kashmiri talent on-screen in the film.
The actress who is mesmerized by the beauty of “paradise on earth”, appealed to the movie makers to consider Kashmir as their shooting destination.
The ongoing shooting has come as a shot in the arm of the state government in its efforts to “bring Bollywood back to Kashmir” while Tourism department has been busy holding special events in Mumbai in this regard.
Recently, Sunny Leone was seen in Gulmarg for the shoot of an ad-film. A senior official of the Tourism department while acknowledging the developments said, “More film shootings are expected to take place in the coming weeks.” “In fact, a Kannada film just wrapped its fortnight long shooting but we didn’t opt for any publicity as we are looking ahead for the arrival of some sizzling Bollywood stars in the coming days. Just wait and watch,” he concluded.