The movie 'Chinar: Daastaan-E-Ishq' is based on Urdu novel 'Jheel Jalti Hai' by former bureaucrat-turned-politician Farooq Ahmad Renzu. It is being directed by Sharique Minhaj, who directed Faisal in his last film 'Chand Bujh Gaya', based on Gujarat's Godhra incident in 2005.
Khan said he found the story interesting which "forced" him to return to acting. "I had stopped acting for a long time now, but when this script came to me, I found it interesting and wanted to act in the film," he said.
The actor said the unit got a lot of cooperation from the locals during the shoot."We got a lot of cooperation from the locals and the administration during shooting here and did not face any inconvenience," he said.
Talking to reporters, the director said the film is a love story which tries to portray a real Kashmir unlike the Bollywood films made in the last 20 years.

"Kashmir is an identity of romanticism and culture butthe films made in the last 20 years were on violence. I wanted to change that and wanted to make a film on culture. I came across the novel and saw the real colours of Kashmir in it," the director said.
Minhaj said the movie is a 100 per cent "pure Kashmiri film" with no connection to the militancy that erupted in the region over two decades ago.


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