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'Hamid' release postponed

IANS  |  Mumbai 

In the wake of the attack, the makers of "Hamid" have pushed the release of the film, which explores the conflict in through the perspective of an eight-year-old boy who develops an unlikely friendship with a CRPF

Aijaz Khan's "Hamid" was scheduled to release on March 1.

"The story of 'Hamid' is of a relationship between a CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and an eight-year-old Kashmiri boy by the name of The film was made with the attempt to bridge the gap of alienation because that is the very root cause of what is happening in the valley," Khan said in a statement.

"At this time, we feel that the very attempt of peace and the work that our jawans are doing is being undermined," Khan added.

"Hamid", which is produced by Yoodlee Films, is a sensitive portrayal of the fragility of the human condition in the conflict-ridden The film stars Talha Arshad Reshi, Rasika Dugal, and

was also planning a special screening for CRPF troopers in on Monday as well. The producers feel the film should not be released at this tragic moment.

Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice President, Films and Television, Saregama India, and at Yoodlee Film, said: "The attack to the CRPF troopers in the district can only be termed as heinous and dastardly act by those who have negated all sense of humanity within them.

"We at stand in solidarity with the families of the soldiers whose lives have been so cruelly erased."

Kumar said "Hamid" carries a message of peace and hope in the most unlikely circumstances.

"We are under attack now and this is neither the time nor the right atmosphere for us to release our film or for people to absorb the narrative of the film - hence we have decided to shift the date of release. We will take a call on the subsequent release date shortly," he added.

A suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the in district. The death toll in the horrific suicide bombing rose to 49 on Friday.



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First Published: Sat, February 16 2019. 14:14 IST