After the abrogation of Article 370, filmmaker Shonali Bose is worried that she is not able to reach out to film’s lead actor Zaira Wasim, who belongs to Kashmir.
In a lengthy Instagram note, the ‘Sky Is Pink’ director called Zaira her “child” and her “baby” and show her disapproval on the abrogation of Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Sharing an image with Zaira, the filmmaker wrote, “#NotMyIndia. “I’m besides myself with worry at not being able to reach her. To give her strength at this difficult time. To wish them Eid Mubarak. I’m sure they couldn’t celebrate it. We parted with the promise to stay in touch every day. Echoing a promise she and her brother make to each other in the film in a brilliantly acted and moving scene. But I can’t reach my baby right now.”
Bose went on, “Leave Article 370 aside for a moment and answer that honestly. For me the shock and anger at this unconstitutional act is laced with sorrow at how our own people must be feeling in this part of our country. Feelings we can only imagine – as there is still a blackout!” (sic)
Read the filmmaker’s full post here…
Zaira rose to fame with films like Dangal (2016), Secret Superstar (2017). The Sky Is Pink is Zaira’s last film.
In June this year, Zaira was in news after she made an announcement of quitting the glamour world as it led her to ‘a path of ignorance’.
When Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on August 5, 2019, announced the decision to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, Zaira wrote on Twitter, “This too shall pass.”
It has been two weeks since the Valley remained cut off from rest of the country.