Kashmiris are returning to cinemas: theatre owner Vikas Dhar ahead of 'Welcome to Kashmir' release

Updated: May 25 2023 6:12PM

Srinagar, May 25 (PTI) Braving threats and extremist elements, Inox Cinema here is ready to host the premiere of "Welcome to Kashmir" on Friday, a first of its kind film on Kashmiri people and starring people from the Valley, and that makes theatre owner Vikas Dhar a happy man.

Dhar, who fulfilled the dream of his father and prominent educationist Vijay Dhar by setting up a cinema hall in Srinagar 32 years after terror groups had banned or burnt majority of these theatres in the city, said Kashmiris want to watch films on the big screen.

He too wanted the Kashmiri people to watch movies in cinemas and that's how his family ended up opening a theatre in Srinagar, which became operational last September.