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Vishal Bhardwaj to shoot Hamlet in Kashmir

Bollywood Hungama   September 05, 2013
First Published: 13:28 IST(5/9/2013) | Last Updated: 13:36 IST(5/9/2013)

Though the leading man in Vishal Bhardwaj's film adaptation of Hamlet still remains a mystery, the locations for the film has been finalized. Vishal recently revealed that the film will be shot in Kashmir.

Apparently, the director wanted to weave the story of Hamlet with a violent, political backdrop and he believes that the story of Kashmir would perfectly suit the theme. With Maqbool (adaptation of Macbeth) which is based on Mumbai and Omkara (adaptation of Othello) based on a small town in the north, this location for yet another drama seems to be an apt choice.

The film is said to release in 2014 and will coincide with the 450th birth anniversary celebrations of the most popular playwright William Shakespeare.

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