Bollywood actor Sanjay Suri has dismissed rumours that his character Mukhtaar Mattoo, a political leader, in suspense thriller Sikandar is based on real-life politicians in Kashmir.
Sanjay plays a religious leader who aims to bring peace in the Valley by striking negotiations.
"It's a fictional character and not based on any person in general. I'd also like to point out that neither my character nor the film has any as such real-life instances," Sanjay told IANS.
"Sikandar is not a documentary-feature of historical events like ethnic cleansing or mass migration as commonly perceived for a film set in Kashmir... but the elements are there," he added.
Releasing Aug 21, the film has been directed by Piyush Jha and stars child actors Parzan Dastur and Ayesha Kapoor in leads.