Shot in the picturesque locations of Kashmir, Notebook starring Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl is all set to release this Friday (29th March). Apart from the trailer and songs, audiences have also been raving about the way Kashmir has been captured in the film.
Known as heaven on earth, director Nitin Kakkar has used Kashmir as the backdrop to narrate his unique love story. Incidentally, this was lead actor Zaheer Iqbal’s first visit to the place and he instantly fell in love with it. The actor also explored a lot of places there and he is sure he will visit again.
Cinematographer Manoj Kumar Khatoi has painted an attractive picture which blends perfectly with Nitin’s vision. Nitin and Manoj have explored the unexplored places in Kashmir showcasing audiences with a visual treat that they would have not witnessed on the big screen.
Commenting on the same, Nitin says, “We wanted to take audiences on a journey and showcase Kashmir as never before. It plays a very crucial part in the narrative and we wanted to show it as it is, without any adulteration.”
Another amazing thing is that the art directors of the film created a floating set in the middle of a lake where the major parts of the film has been shot.
Apparently, it was the efforts of 80 crew members working for 30 days back to back to build a set like this. The National Award winning director Nitin Kakkar says, “This is the first time that I have shot on a set created in a real location. Kudos to art designers Urvi (Ashar) and Shipra (Rawal) that it never felt like a set. It was very difficult as it was floating, but it had become our home for over 30 days. The day it was dismantled, my heart sank. It has memories that I will cherish for life.”
The art director, Urvi further adds, “We knew that the set created on drums also had to take the weight of the crew, equipment and fight the extreme weather conditions. We got the best compliment when the locals thought it was real.’’
Notebook is presented by Salman Khan Films and is a Cine1 Studios Production. It is produced by Salma Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde and is all set to hit the screens on March 29, 2019.