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Bollywood crews will make major come back to Kashmir valley: Celebs in Gulmarg

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Gulmarg: The Bollywood celebrities who attended a two-day winter festival at Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district said that the film crews will make a major comeback to the valley, stating that the people of the valley are filled with love and warmth.

The two-day winter festival was organised by the Indian Army that witnessed Skiing, Snowmobile, ATV race and snow cycling, besides cultural performances by renowned artists of Kashmir.

Addressing reporters on the side-lines of the festival, GoC Dagger Division, Virender Vats said that the event was organized to provide a platform to local artists to showcase their talent and to provide a fillip to the tourism industry in Kashmir and lend support to the people who rely on this industry.

He said that this two-day event included adventure sports, music, and the promotion of Kashmiri handicrafts.

“We are happy that friends from the film industry including Arbaaz Khan, Vidya Balan, and Siddharth Roy Kapoor graced the occasion and encouraged the local youth. The enthusiastic participation witnessed will go a long way in sending a message that Kashmir will emerge from the COVID-19 and is ready to welcome the tourists once again and Indian Army is happy to support the endeavour,” he said.

Meanwhile, Arbaaz Khan while talking with the reporters thanked the Indian Army and said that it was an honour to be among the brave hearts in Kashmir.

He said that it was his first visit to Kashmir as he has not been to this place before. “I feel very unfortunate to have not visited the most beautiful place. Kashmir is truly amazing,” he said

To a question about the comeback of Bollywood to Kashmir, Khan said that the films are shot based on the subject and if there is anything for this location it will be done definitely.

“Few of the Bollywood movies/ albums were shot here recently and with a great atmosphere here more people will come. Everything here is very safe and secure because of the Indian Army,” he said.

Talking to reporters, actress Vidya Balan refreshed her memories and said that her parents had come for a honeymoon in Kashmir. “I have travelled almost all the parts of the world but never got to see and witness such an amazing place like Kashmir,” she said.

Meanwhile, Siddharth Roy Kapoor said that the hospitality of the Army and Kashmir has been incredible and Bollywood will be definitely coming to Kashmir very often to shoot.

Meanwhile, an Army spokesperson in a statement said that the event was organized after two years and aptly announced the re-opening of Kashmir to the world. (KNO)

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