Mumbai, July 15 (Calcutta Tube) The extensive research that director Rahul Dholakia has put into the making of ‘Lamhaa’ will now be extended beyond the film and will be turned into a book on the politics of Kashmir.
Dholakia feels he has enough material to expose what he calls ‘the business of keeping militancy alive in the valley’.
‘Militancy in Kashmir has become a huge business. Everyone is making a profit out of it,’ said Dholakia.
‘I interviewed top politicians and extremist leaders. They all seemed to feel the same way. In fact, one extremist leader whom I cannot name, said, ‘I’m taking money from both sides’.’
Dholakia’s forthcoming movie ‘Lamhaa’ is about turmoil in the valley and the content of the film is such that its premiere has been cancelled in Kashmir and its release has been banned in Middle East.
Starring Anupam Kher, Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu and Kunal Kapoor, it is releasing Friday.
‘I’ve so much material far beyond the film. I’ve taped interviews with extremist leaders and Kashmiri politicians, all adding up to a volatile picture of the Valley. I will publish my Kashmir papers,’ said the director whose ‘Parzania’ was about the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002.