Haider is an upcoming Indian drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, and written by Basharat Peer and Bhardwaj. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, and is set in Kashmir. And we have brought to you all the behind the scene action that occurred while shooting in the beautiful locales of Kashmir.
The film stars Tabu, Shahid Kapoor as the eponymous
protagonist, Shraddha Kapoor, and Kay Kay Menon.
Haider is the third installment of Bhardwaj's Shakespeare trilogy
after Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006). The movie is said to clash
with Hrithik Roshan's Bang Bang which is also slated to
release on 2nd October.
When Shahid was questioned about this, he said, "I saw the promo
of ‘Bang Bang' and I loved it and I will definitely go and watch
the film. I wished good luck to Hrithik.It is a five-day weekend,
the five-day holiday period is coming after a long time and I think
any big holiday weekend is good enough for two films to sustain.
Two big films can release (together), there is no problem."
Shahid also said, "I think if ‘Haider' is black then ‘Bang Bang'
is white. What ‘Haider' is offering you that ‘Bang Bang' can't
offer and vice versa. We are confident about our film. Our film is
not very expensive so we have nothing to lose. So getting a
five-day weekend is fantastic for a film like ours."
"I don't think there is going to be any confusion for people. If
people want to see something edgy, different and out-of-the-box
then they will see ‘Haider' and if people want to see something
entertaining, fun and a potboiler then they will see ‘Bang Bang'," he added.
Check out the pictures capturing behind the scene action of the
Haider film shooting that took place in the picturesque
The movie was shot in the beautiful locales of
With Haider, Vishal Bharadwaj is said to complete his
trilogy on William Shakespeare, his earlier two being Maqbool
(Macbeth) and Omkara (Othello)
Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, the movie is based on
William Shakespeare's Hamlet. It also features Tabu, Irrfan Khan
and Kay Kay Menon.
"I am happy to see my son doing well," said acclaimed
actor Pankaj Kapur.
"I think if ‘Haider' is black then ‘Bang Bang' is
white," said Shahid.
"What ‘Haider' is offering you that ‘Bang Bang' can't
offer and vice versa. We are confident about our film," said
"Our film is not very expensive so we have nothing to
lose. So getting a five-day weekend is fantastic for a film like
ours," Shahid said.
Apart from ‘Haider', Shahid, 33, seems all excited about
‘Shandaar', a film by Vikas Bahl.
The trailer which got released recently was a shocker
for Shaahid fans as It was gory, intriguing and it shows a sizzling
chemistry between both Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha
Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is a trained dancer, found it
challenging to movie in an unusual manner to the tunes of the song
"Bismil", which features in the movie.
"It was very essential that Haider (my character) does
not dance like Shahid. He had to have his own body language. His
dance and acting had to be different from my usual style. So we had
choreographer Sudesh who has done an opera with Vishal (Bhardwaj)
sir and he is from Norway," Shahid said.
This is pic from while the crew was shooting for the
song "Bismil", the song was shot at the Sun Temple in
"The Sun Temple is a very beautiful place and there were
5,000 to 6,000 people there everyday to watch the shoot. It was
challenging to dance as an emotional character at such a place," Shahid added.