India Pakistan Bonding Attempt Failed
National Award winning saga “Filmistaan” which uses Bollywood to bind India and Pakistan. Indian director Nitin Kakkar could not be shoot his film in Pakistan due to the lack of resources and complications related to filming in Pakistan.
Kakkar still wishes he had got a chance to shoot the movie in Pakistan too. There was always an effort to collaborate with Pakistan in “some way” on the film.
Kakkar told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai, “We shot the whole film in 20 days. We didn’t have anybody from Pakistan while shooting the film but (Pakistani singer) Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan has sung for the film. We are glad we worked with him because in some way we wanted to collaborate with Pakistan”.
The movie, which released in India June 6, has been lauded critically and commercially.