Salman Khan poses with kids on the sets of  'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'
Salman Khan poses with kids on the sets of 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'Salman Khan/ Instagram

Flood situation in Kashmir has not affected the shooting of Salman Khan's film "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".

It was earlier reported that the release date of Salman's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" would be postponed owing to the delay in the shoot due to flood in Kashmir.

Kabir Khan, director of the film, had earlier said that the cast and crew of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" will shoot in Kashmir for two months. But the flood situation had delayed the shooting.

However, the director has now confirmed that the film will release on Eid. He will reach Kashmir on 8 April to commence 40 days long shoot and a week later Salman, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will travel.

"The skies are clearing up. And if the weather does get bad, we'll delay the shoot by four-five days, it can't last for a month-and-a-half. It takes time to set up and I'm not going to relocate. Of course, if there are floods again we won't be able to shoot," Kabir told Mumbai Mirror.

Kabir also said that locals have been waiting for Salman's visit and also added that "it's time for film business to return to Kashmir".

"I filmed Phantom in Pahalgam earlier with local talent and expertise. It was a wonderful experience which is why I decided to go back to the valley for the last schedule of Bajrangi Bhaijaan," he stated.

The director also said that he is not worried about the budget since the film demands the location. When asked whether the hike in food prices and basic commodities after the flood would affect the budget of the film, he replied saying that he is committed to shoot there.

"If the budget does go up, so be it," he shrugs. "My story demands this location and I'm committed to filming in Kashmir. Period."

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