Bollywood film on Renzu’s novel, Faisal Khan to play lead role

Srinagar:  “Chinar- Chinar-Daastaan-i-Ishq” cast held a news conference here today with the lead actor Faisal Khan saying the film will be different from the films made so far on Kashmir.

Faisal Khan, brother of superstar Aamir Khan, revealed Monday that their family studied the novel of Khawaja Farooq Renzushah “Jheel Jhalti Hai” thoroughly and after full deliberation he decided to come back to act as Jamal, one of the strongest Kashmiri characters projected in the novel.

“Our family has great contribution in Bollywood. My father Tahir Hussain and my uncle Nasir Hussain produced various super hits in early 70’s. the major portion of their films  were shot at Kashmir like Karwaan, Anamika, ,Hamara Khandaan , Phir Wahi Dil Laya Hoon, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Teesri Manzil which inspired me since my childhood about the beauty and characters of Kashmir.  

Working in Jamal is the main challenge as the entire story revolves around Kashmir and Chinar was the one of the first film after floods which was shot from 25th of December,” Khan told reporters here.

He said this which symbolizes each and every character, situation and solution of Kashmir as it projects triumph of love over hate. “Even in the film Jamal is hanged but he continues to be hero because of his emotional and repulsive character having sincerity in the heart,” Khan said and appreciated Renzushah, who is author of several books for writing Jheel Jhalti hai.

He also complimented producer of the film Rajesh Jain, Director of the film Sharik Minhaj for their contribution for working on Chinar which will definitely be a remarkable contribution to Kashmir genre of recent films like Mission Kashmir, Lamha, Haider.

Asked what is new in Chinar about Kashmir, Khan said, “I confidently tell you that it is one of the most effective, heart piercing story which covers all the facets of Kashmir for the first time”.

The film projects Suraiya which is being performed by Inayat Sharma as one of the sacrificing character. Similarly, Azeez Cinema who symbolizes hate like another character of Salam shall have strange imprints in the film industry in the future.

While speaking on the occasion Renzushah expressed his gratitude to Faisal Khan, Rajesh Jain, Sharik Minhaj and their families for selecting his novel for Bollywood film. “Giving status to my novel to be the first novel of its kind on which mega Bollywood film is being made is the rare honor to any writer or author. No doubt most Oscar awarded films are based on novels like Slum Dog and in film industries of the world there is a trend to make films on novels. But selection of my novel encourages me further to play my role in contributing in the literary field,” Renzushah said.

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