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‘We wanted to break the myth about Kashmir’, says Salman Khan

Pahalgam: Actor Salman Khan visits Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district for shooting of his upcoming film`Bajrangi Bhaijaan`  on April 19, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

Pahalgam: Actor Salman Khan visits Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district for shooting of his upcoming film`Bajrangi Bhaijaan` on April 19, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

Salman Khan, who is busy promoting his upcoming movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, has said that they wanted to break the myth that people have about Kashmir as a fearsome terrorists-filled place and show the positive side of the place.

Kabir Khan, director of the movie said that it was a deliberate decision to shoot the movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in Kashmir, to help boost tourism in the militancy-torn Valley.

Salman, 49, preferred the film’s shooting in Kashmir and he shot an extensive schedule of the film in Kashmir for the first time.

“We had a long 40-day schedule to be shot in Kashmir. As everyone was talking about the problems in that region we thought if he can show the other side of Kashmir. If a star like Salman can shoot in Kashmir then anyone can. We hope more and more films and actors will go there and shoot,” Kabir told reporters at a music launch event.

He said the local people were very helpful and cooperative. “There is a myth that people have about Kashmir… We wanted to break that. We wanted to promote tourism, show the positive side,” Salman told the media.

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ stars Salman, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and child actor Harshali Malhotra in the lead. The movie is slated to be released on July 17.

“I am not nervous. I am not stressed out. I am happy, there is excitement about the film. There is a great buzz about the film…this time it is more than ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (last film of Kabir and Salman). I am looking forward to the release,” Kabir told PTI.

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