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Shakespeare and Bollywood are famously going hand in hand with the playwright’s adaptations being increasingly produced and portrayed on the Bollywood screen.For instance, Vishal Bhardwaj’s first Shakespearean adaptation was “Maqbool” (Macbeth) 2003. Then came “Omkara” (Othello) 2006.

Behold, as next to arrive from the talented director will be “Hamlet”, titled “Haider”.

With a star cast including Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, the film is one of the many Bollywood productions to have selected Kashmir’s breath taking beauty as a backdrop – some recent films being “Yeh Jawani hai Deewani” (2013), “Student of the Year” (2012), “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” (2012).

However, “Haidar” has been reported by the Telegraph (India) to be the first to have a strong Kashmiri presence, with the inclusion of at least 30 Kashmiri’s in the cast.

“Haidar” is also a first in several ways for lead actor, Shahid Kapoor. Playing one of the leads, Shahid reportedly »

- Aashi Gahlot

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