Earlier today, we reported that the cast and crew of Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan will move to the valleys of Kashmir to complete the final shooting schedule of the film.
Unfortunately, the shoot has been postponed until the rain subsides and the flood situation is brought under control.
Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, was beginning to recover from the devastation caused by the floods last year. Constant rains over the past 36 hours has resulted in river Jhelum flowing above the danger mark. News reports suggest that flood water has already started entering several low-lying areas of Kashmir, leading to panic among the locals for whom memories of last year continue to jaunt.
Starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bajrangi Bhaijaan releases in theatres in the third week of July. The final shooting schedule of the film was supposed to be wrapped up by May. It remains to be seen what sort of impact the Kashmir floods has on the film.
However, what’s much more important than a film is the lives of the Kashmiri people. With reports coming in that 4 people have already died due to the floods, we hope and pray that rains subside soon and the government is able to bring the situation under control as soon as they possibly can.