Spielberg planning Kashmir film

Spielberg planning Kashmir film

MUMBAI - Agence France-Presse
Spielberg planning Kashmir film

Steven Spielberg meets with film directors from the Indian Film Industry in Mumbai. AFP photo

US director Steven Spielberg is planning to produce a film set partly on the de facto border between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, a report said on March 11.

Spielberg, who is currently in India’s entertainment capital Mumbai, told The Times of India that the film would be produced by his DreamWorks Studios and its Indian partner Reliance Entertainment, which is headed by tycoon Anil Ambani. “We have finalized a script for a movie,” Spielberg said.

“Part of it will take place on the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir. But we’re still trying to figure out the casting, locations and who’s going to direct it.” On Monday night, Spielberg spoke to a gathering of Indian directors at an event moderated by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai.

His first visit to Mumbai

Bachchan later said on Twitter that he had “a scintillating evening with Mr Steven Spielberg”, describing the acclaimed director’s comments as “simple, honest and with immense candor”.

The 66-year-old is reportedly on his first visit to Mumbai partly to celebrate the success of his film “Lincoln”, which was co-produced by Reliance Entertainment.

Spielberg, known for classic hits such as “Jaws”, “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park”, was seen by AFP leaving Ambani’s office on Monday afternoon.

Reports said billionaire Ambani and his wife Tina were throwing a lavish party in honor of the director during his visit.