High Time To Get The Pandits Back To Kashmir, Says Anupam Kher

8 April 2015
Times of India

Srinagar: Veteran actor Anupam Kher today said it was high time for Kashmiri pandits to return to Kashmir and pitched for promoting the Valley as a shooting destination for Bollywood. 'The people of Kashmir have given me a lot of love and I think it is high time to get Pandits back. We were a good mixture of sweetness and saltiness. We were great together. I have great memories of spending time at the places of Muslim friends,' Kher told reporters here. He said Kashmir needed to be promoted as a shooting destination in Bollywood and the government should provide all facilities for shooting films here. 'The place needs to be marketed among film makers. The state needs to have a studio facility. It is difficult to bring equipment here. There should be some incentives to film makers as well,' he suggested. The actor had a word of caution for film makers who choose to base their movies in Kashmir. 'Film people have to come here with a certain sense of responsibility. You cannot have your own interpretation, personal egos cannot come. You have to be sensitive towards the people over here and their emotions,' he said, adding he would love to make a comedy film here.