Thursday, May 09, 2013

Bollywood Shoots In Muslim Kashmir, But No Cinemas There

Although Bollywood movies still use the beauty of Kashmir as their backdrop, ironically, there are no movie houses in Srinagar. There haven't been any since the 1980s when the "cultural and religious intolerance" of Muslims forced the cinemas to shut down, if they weren't already destroyed.

You can still get videos in shops, but the only other way the people in Kashmir can watch those movies is either on TV or via Internet on laptops.  But some bemoan the fact that they can't experience them in cinemas.

I'm sure as Kashmir's Muslims become more conservative, the video shops will close, and they will make it ever more difficult to shoot films there.

India is celebrating 100 years of cinema.

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