North India is the most preferred place to visit during the winter season. Why? The reason is the snow-clad hilly regions of the north are a treat for both family vacations as well as honeymooners. Amongst all the northern holiday destinations, Kashmir seems to be a favourite for many. It is not only a favourite for the tourists, but also for the film industry. They love shooting at the snow covered places in Kashmir, especially Gulmarg. Of late, many films have been shot in Gulmarg, Kashmir and several others continue to be shot. Film producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is coming up with his action thriller movie Phantom, with which he is stepping out of his comfort zone for the first time, is also shooting in Kashmir currently. While Sajid is producing the film, Phantom is being directed by Kabir Khan, who is well known for his selection of exciting shoot locations. According to him Kashmir is the best location to shoot for Phantom.
Praising the location Kabir said, “There is no outdoor location in the world more beautiful and enchanting than Kashmir and nothing can beat the magic of Gulmarg in winter. For many years Bollywood could not come to Kashmir because of the situation, but now every filmmaker is trying to make up for the lost time. We have been shooting here for the last few days and we intend to complete soon.” Actors Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif are playing lead roles in this film. Sajid Nadiadwala’s Phantom hits the theatres on 2nd October this year. Adding to the conversation he said, “I am sure it (Phantom) would be received very well.” Talking about the peace he experiences while shooting in Kashmir, Kabir said, “I have always liked working in Kashmir. Yes, Kashmir has a spiritual value addition for anyone who comes to do creative work here. There is no doubt about this and one has to come and work here to notice this.”