The producers of the upcoming Bollywood film Notebook, Salman Khan Films, and Cine1 Studios jointly donated a sum of Rs 22 lakh to the families of the martyrs’ of the Pulwama attack.
The horrific terror attack in Pulwama has left the entire nation tear-eyed. The terror strike that is being called the worst ever attack in Jammu & Kashmir since 1989, costed the life of 40 CRPF jawans. Several Bollywood celebrities shared their anger and grief regarding the inhuman act. Actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra took to their social media account to pay homage to the martyred soldiers. Recently, Salman Khan offered to donate money for the welfare of the families of the martyred soldiers.
Now, the actor’s production house, Salman Khan Films and Cine1 Studios, both of which are the joint producers of the upcoming Bollywood film Notebook, have offered to donate a sum of Rs 22 Lakhs to the families of the soldiers. The Nitin Kakkar directorial that stars Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl is grateful to the CRPF jawans as an entire portion of the film was shot at Kashmir in the month of October and November last year. In a joint statement published by Pinkvilla, the producers are quoted as saying,
“Our entire crew could shoot safely in the Valley primarily due to the efforts of the Indian Army, the CRPF and also the people of Kashmir, who have constantly ensured that law and order prevail in the region even under the most extreme circumstances. We offer our prayers for the victims and extend our heartfelt condolences to their families.”
Soon after the All India Cine Workers Association announced a blanket ban on Pakistani artistes working in the Indian film industry, Salman got the singer Atif Aslam, who sang in his film replaced. While there is no official statement as of now, reportedly the song will be re-recorded in a couple of days.
Meanwhile, Notebook is slated to hit the theatres on March 29 this year.