5 Jan 2024

Hiten reflects on his experience filming in Kashmir for Pashminna - Dhaage Mohabbat Ke

Sony SAB’s love saga Pashminna - Dhaage Mohabbat Ke became the first TV show in nearly two decades to be shot in the picturesque locations of Kashmir. Set in the valley, the makers wanted to bring out the authentic Kashmir vibe and hence decided to film the show amidst real locations in Kashmir. Featuring Nishant Malkani as Raghav and Isha Sharma in the titular role, the show also brought together television icons Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan back on screen.

With the cast having wrapped their shoot in Kashmir, Hiten, who plays Avinash Sharma in the show, reflects on his experience filming in Kashmir, sharing some of the memorable as well as challenging moments from this remarkable journey. 

Recalling his shooting experience, Hiten said, “Personally, shooting in Kashmir was a thrilling experience. It was a first-of-its-kind experience for me as we had never gone to an outdoor location for such a long time. The shooting experience was quite different from our routine shoots in Mumbai.”

‘I got the chance to explore Srinagar properly for the first time’

Hiten said we used to travel in a Shikara to reach the houseboat where we used to shoot. It was magical. Kashmir is truly a heaven on earth. I also got the chance to explore Srinagar properly for the first time and now I can truly appreciate the beauty of this place. 

“The shoot for Pashminna left me with lasting memories that will stay with me forever. I am grateful for such an opportunity coming my way,” adds Hiten.

Shooting in Kashmir came with its challenges

However, for Hiten and other cast members, shooting in Kashmir comes with its challenges. Expanding further, Hiten shared, “The production team faced its share of challenges, especially dealing with remote locations and the unpredictability of the weather. Adjusting schedules, early morning shoots, and midnight wake-up calls became the norm. Initially, adapting to the weather was tough – not being able to layer up during outdoor shoots and facing difficulty mouthing dialogues in the cold. However, we gradually became more comfortable and familiar after spending a considerable amount of time there.”

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