New Delhi. Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani could not stop his tears after watching the film 'Shikara' depicting the poignant pain of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits of the valley. Advani, the former Deputy Prime Minister of the country, reached a special screening of the film with daughter Pratibha. Advani could not stop his tears after seeing the pain of Kashmiri Pandits.
Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra has shared the video of this emotional moment on Twitter, which is fast becoming viral. In a tweet on behalf of Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films, "Mr. LK Advani at the special screening of Shikara, we are grateful for your blessings and compliments." The video reads that Advani could not stop his tears after watching Shikara. . In the video, Chopra is seen handling Advani. The film is released on Friday.
The film 'Shikara' is based on the migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in 1990. The special thing is that more than 4000 Kashmiri Pandit refugees have acted in the film and tried to revive the scene of exodus of 1990. As a leader, Lal Krishna Advani has seen the pain of Kashmiri Pandits from close quarters. Earlier on Friday, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court dismissed the petition seeking a stay on the release of the film. Justice AM Magare and D.S. Thakur's bench dismissed the PIL, stating there was no obstruction in law and order from the release of the film.
The petition filed by three social activists in the film was not based on facts and being communal. There was a demand to ban the release of the film on Aadhaar. The petitioners claim that the film blames the entire Kashmiri population for the migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in 1990.