The makers of the upcoming film ‘Hamid’ have pushed the release date of the film, post-Pulwama terror attack, as the story of the film is about the conflict of Kashmir through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy who develops an incredible friendship with a CRPF soldier.
Helmed by Aijaz Khan, ‘Hamid’ was scheduled to release on March 1.
The movie also features actors like Vikas Kumar, Rasika Dugal, Sumit Kaul, and Talha Arshad Reshi.
“The story of ‘Hamid’ is of a relationship between a CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) trooper and an eight-year-old Kashmiri boy by the name of Hamid. The film was made with the attempt to bridge the gap of alienation because that is the very root cause of what is happening in the valley,” Aijaz Khan said in a statement.
“At this time, we feel that the very attempt of peace and the work that our jawans are doing is being undermined,” Khan added.
The makers of the film were planning a special screening for CRPF soldiers in Srinagar on Monday, but they had to cancel the screening due to the tragic attack.
Siddhant Anand Kumar, who is the Vice President, Films and Television, Saregama India, and producer of the film ‘Hamid’, “The attack to the CRPF troopers in the Pulwama district can only be termed as the heinous and dastardly act by those who have negated all sense of humanity within them. We stand in solidarity with the families of the soldiers whose lives have been so cruelly erased.”
The producer also said that the movie carries a special of peace and hope in most unlikely circumstances.
“We are under attack now and this is neither the time nor the right atmosphere for us to release our film or for people to absorb the narrative of the film hence we have decided to shift the date of release. We will take a call on the subsequent release date shortly,” Kumar added.
A suicide bomber SUV packed with explosives rammed onto a CRPF convoy which claimed the lives of 49 Jawans on Jammu and Srinagar highway in Pulwama district on Thursday.