Srinagar Bollywood is again turning its eyes, and cameras too, towards its once-favourite destination- Kashmir–as with the increase in the footfall of tourists, film crews are returning to the Valley to capture the picturesque, shooting-friendly locales and rekindle the old romance with the place. Of late, several movies have been filmed in Kashmir–portraying the place in a positive way rather than focusing on the violence and strife. This year, so far, many stars, including Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Jacqueline Fernandez, have visited the Valley for filming.Salman and his leading lady Jacqueline-shot for the final lap of the third installment of action-thriller Race,’ which is produced by Ramesh Taurani. The crew after wrapping up shooting in the picturesque Sonamarg meadow in Ganderbal district in central Kashmir, started filming in the Ladakh region of the state. This is the second time Salman has shot in Sonamarg. He filmed Kabir Khan-directed ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ at the meadow in 2015. Before Salman, this year Abhishek shot for director Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Manmarziyan’ in the Valley. The film also stars Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu.Producer and director Mahesh Bhatt is currently shooting in Kashmir for his next venture Jalebi.’ Bhatt would be shooting at several scenic locations till May 15. Another Bollywood filmmaker would be shooting in the Valley for a popular family TV serial ‘Udaan.’ The shooting of the serial would be held at Mughal Gardens, Shankaracharya Road, Nageen Lake and Downtown areas of the summer capital, besides popular destinations like Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Doodpathri and Yousmarg.
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