In valley for Netflix, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ actress hopes more filmmakers choose Kashmir
Srinagar: Popular Bollywood and TV actress Garima Goel is in Kashmir these days and she could not have chosen a better time to be here.
Known for her acting in TV soaps like Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chasma, Crime Patrol and Akbar Birbal, and her roles in movies like Super Laundeys and Lipstick Under My Burkha, Garima is awed by snow, skiing, and splendid slopes of Gulmarg.
The actress believes that filmmakers should prefer Valley over Switzerland.
“It is an amazing location for shooting films and I want more film units to visit here. Instead of going to places like Poland and Switzerland, why not shoot in Kashmir which is our own place,” said Garima.
Garima is here with the team of Netflix for the recce of a shoot.
She said she will suggest her friends in production houses in Mumbai to ‘pack their bags and shoot in Kashmir’.
She also visited the North Kashmir tourist resort Gulmarg.
“It was a beautiful experience of being there in the snowfall. I enjoyed ATV bike and sledge riding,” she said.
She said that enjoyed Kashmiri kehwa as well.
“Food served here is mind blowing. Though I am a vegetarian, but I haven’t eaten the Dum Aloo and Razma Chawal of better taste than Kashmir,” she said adding many tourists were also relishing the Kashmiri Wazwan (multi-course meal in Kashmiri cuisine).
Garima said that she was impressed by the hospitality of the Kashmiris. “People are much helpful here and they should remain of the same nature,” she said while adding that she wanted to promote the tourism Industry in Kashmir through films and other mediums.
Irshad Ahmad Hazari, the film line producer at Euphoria Travel Services Private Limited, said they were making every effort to bring Bollywood and other film units back to Kashmir.