Srinagar: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who plays an army man in the Yashraj Films' next, is on his maiden shooting assignment in the Valley for the untitled project which marks producer-director Yash Chopra's return to Kashmir after a gap of three decades.
Yash Chopra, who last captured the Valley on-screen in Amitabh Bachchan-Rakhee starrer Kabhie Kabhie in 1976, had replaced Kashmir with Swiss Alps for his later films as the region struggled with militancy.
Shahrukh arrived at the Srinagar International Airport yesterday morning and then flew to south Kashmir tourist resort of Pahalgam for the shoot after completing his schedule in Ladakh.
A source close to Chopra said, "SRK will shoot "for eight to 10 days" in the Valley. Chopra, his wife Pamela and their son Aditya, have already arrived in Kashmir and have been camping at Pahalgam for the last two days along with the 100-odd shooting crew."
Chopra will also shoot in north Kashmir Gulmarg tourist resort and along the banks of Dal Lake in the city. SRK plays an Army bomb disposal expert Samar in the film, also starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
The untitled film marks Chopra's return to the direction after a gap of eight years and brings together the award winning pair of AR Rahman and Gulzar.
The film is scheduled for a Diwali release on November 13.