With the trailer of Vishal Bhardwaj’s film Haider comes a horde of questions and a deluge of expectations. Leading the horde is the perennial question of the Kashmir conflict, which has remained unresolved ever since India won freedom from the British rule. Prominent among the deluge is the capability of a certain Shahid Kapoor.
It’s time to break the national monopoly on Shakespeare - Innovative productions such as Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider prove that Britain isn’t the best at the Bard, says Preti Taneja. Shahid Kapoor in Haider, a modern-day adaptation of Hamlet set in Kashmir