Secy tourism urges Bollywood to help remove negative perception about Kashmir

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September 13, 2018

SRINAGAR: Secretary Tourism, Rigzin Samphel on Wednesday met with Bollywood star and director Manoj Bajpayee here and urged him to play his role in promoting tourism and removing the negative perception about Kashmir. During the interaction, Secretary discussed about various tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir including Kargil and Leh of Ladakh region with the film star, who is in the valley for shooting a family soap ‘Family Man’, an official handout read. The secretary requested Manoj Bajpayee to “focus on the removal of trust deficit and negative perception created by some vested interests about Kashmir”. Samphel further said Kashmir used to be the most sought-after destination for the Bollywood industry and that the government was taking serious initiatives to revive the glorious old connection. He said by doing serious filming here, the Bollywood would also contribute its bit in removing the negative perception, the handout added.