A film on the theme of Hindu-Muslim unity will be shot in Mathura over a scheduled period of 20 days this November. Now that the issue of Rama Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya is once again in the air, causing uneasiness in Mathura about the Krishna Janmasthan situation, it seems a timely theme. In both places, there are many occasions to highlight incidents of accomodation as well as conflict between the two religious communities.
The Mumbai-based production company Orient Tradelink is behind the film. It is based on a script written by Australian author Brian [?].
The Shirdi Sai Baba Foundation is also involved. Foundation director Asim Kshetrapal says that many aspects of life will be revealed in the film. Speaking with an Amar Ujala reporter, he said, “Braj Bhumi is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and of Sai, both of whom symbolize the religious unity of India. This is one of the reasons that it has been chosen for the shooting of Om Allah.”
The film attacks the religion-based distance that exists between Pakistan and India and tries to bind the two countries with a sense of unity.
Certain spots in Vrindavan, Chatikara, Barsana, Kusum Sarovar and Govardhan will be used in the movie.
It will be directed by Bollywood director Faisal Saif. Pakistani filmstar Meera will be in the lead role. Bollywood stars Milind Gunaji and Rohini Hattangadi will also take important roles and will be coming to Vrindavan to participate in the turning of the film.
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