On Thursday, Shahid was spotted shooting on Jhelum river in Srinagar. He sat in the boat along with the cameraman and assistant and was seen rehearsing his lines.
Shahid even skipped the new trailer launch of his upcoming film R… Rajkumar (check out photos from the launch), as traveling to Mumbai would have interrupted the ‘Haider’ shoot, which is said to be going smoothly.
Sources say the authorities and the people in Kashmir have been most hospitable towards the film’s crew. Vishal Bhardwaj has already met the Chief Minister of Kashmir Omar Abdullah to apprise the latter of the project.
Haider is set in Kashmir and all the characters in it are Kashmiri. It’s a love story with tragedy thrown in. This is Vishal Bhardwaj’s third cinematic adaptation of a Shakespearean work. The director has previously adapted Macbeth as Maqbool, and Othello as Omkara.
Haider sees Vishal and Shahid Kapoor teaming up for the second time after Kaminey. The film also sees the Shahid-Shraddha pairing for the first time.