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Zooni is an unreleased Hindi-language Indian film directed by Muzaffar Ali, starring Vinod Khanna and Dimple Kapadia.[1][2] [3][4] [5] The film was in production from 1988 and was expected to release in 1990.

Dimple Kapadia at Zooni location
Directed byMuzaffar Ali
StarringVinod Khanna
Dimple Kapadia
Music byKhayyam
BudgetRs 3 Crores


Zooni is a period film revolving around the sixteenth century Kashmiri poet Habba Khatoon (1554-1609 CE), queen of Yousuf Shah Chak, the prince of Kashmir. After he was arrested by Mughal emperor Akbar and banished to Bihar, he remained to be the last ruler of Kashmir.[6][7]



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  2. ^ "Guftagoo with Muzaffar Ali Rajya Sabha TV". youtube. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ Sharma, Supriya (25 May 2017). "Would like to cast Alia Bhatt as Zooni if I remake it today:Muzaffar Ali". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ Bhattacharya, Roshmila (2 July 2015). "Muzaffar Ali: I no longer cosy up to the stars". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ Gupta, Priya (6 August 2015). "Muzaffar Ali: If I could make Rekha look beautiful, I could also make other women look beautiful". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Aborted Zooni, The Film". kashmirlife. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  7. ^ "WHAT HAPPENED TO MUZAFFAR ALI'S DREAM PROJECT 'ZOONI'". autarmota. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014.