'Highway' soars in Kashmir

Alia Bhatt Shooting for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir, 12-05-2013
Alia Bhatt Shooting for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir, 12-05-2013
Indian Bollywood Film Actress Alia Bhatt Shooting  for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir
Indian Bollywood Film Actress Alia Bhatt Shooting  for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir
Indian Bollywood Film Actress Alia Bhatt Shooting  for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir
Indian Bollywood Film Actress Alia Bhatt Shooting  for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir
Indian Bollywood Film Actress Alia Bhatt Shooting  for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir
Alia Bhatt at Aru Valley, Kashmir

Mumbai, May 18 (Washington Bangla Radio): Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' has reached Kashmir where the crew has been filming at some stunning locations. Kashmir is one of the six states, along with Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Himachal, where the movie is being shot.

Alia Bhatt with local Sheperds (called 'Bakarwals'), Shooting for Highway at Chandanwari, Kashmir, 09-05-2013
Alia Bhatt Shooting with local sheperds (called 'bakarwals')  for Highway at Chandanwari, Kashmir
Alia Bhatt with Sheperds (Bakarwals) at Chandanwari, Kashmir

In this final rigorous schedule of 'Highway', the team has had to trek 2-3 km every day to reach those picturesque real locations in Kashmir.

They have been shooting in the upper reaches of Aru valley in the small hutments of the local shepherds called 'Bakarwals', who are always seen travelling with their flock of sheep across the mountains. Team Highway has also shot at the snow-clad upper reaches of Chandanwadi which has absolutely breathtaking views.

"This has been a very different Kashmir for us. We trailed with the Bakarwals who are nomadic shepherds and with them saw the high slopes and streams of upper Himalayan mountains. This is a splendour that we had to trek for hours each day to bring to film. The entire unit lost weight despite gorging on splendid Kashmiri food. The civil authorities, police and the general people have been extraordinarily helpful as they always seem to be. There is so much that Kashmir has to offer, it is amazing. Yet you always feel you have only scratched the surface. Very excited about Kashmir in Highway", said Imtiaz.

Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz Ali Shooting for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir, 12-05-2013
Imtiaz Ali & Alia Bhatt Shooting for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir
Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz Ali at Aru Valley, Kashmir

'Highway' is presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, has music by maestro AR Rahman and will release worldwide on 13th December 2013.

Alia Bhatt with Aki Narula Shooting for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir
Alia Bhatt with Aki Narula Shooting for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir

Imtiaz Ali Shooting for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir
Imtiaz Ali Shooting for Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir