Challenge to shoot in Kashmir weather: Nigel Akkara on ‘Love Jihad’

Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Ex-convict-turned-actor Nigel Akkara, who is foraying into Bollywood with Mukesh Mishra’s “Love Jihad”, says it was quite a challenging feat for the cast and crew to shoot the movie in picturesque Kashmir amid constantly changing weather.

“It is rainy one day, sunny the other. It was difficult shooting in that situation. The mountain slopes were so slippery, I fell thrice in the last shooting leg,” said Akkara who has wrapped up the first phase of the shoot.

Akkara was released in 2009 from Presidency jail in Kolkata after serving a nine year term. He shot to fame with the film “Muktodhara” in 2012.

“Love Jihad” stars Sarfraz Ahmed, Keshav Arrora, Arjuman Moghal, Debolina Bishwash and major parts of it were filmed at Bhaderwah in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda. The last film to be shot there, before the emergence of threat of militancy, was “Noorie” in 1980.

As for his tryst with Bollywood, Akkara found the team to be “very professional” and observed the methodology of filmmaking is different.

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