Malana Cream, Murder, Mystery Plot High In Bollywood | Nation

bollywoodmafiaSeptember 5, 2021

Manali: Senior journalist Aditya Kants crime thriller novel ‘High on Kasol’, which uncovers the controversial topic of the mysterious disappearance of foreigners and the altering developments of drug trafficking and consumption in Himachal Pradeshs picturesque Kullu Valley, has created a buzz in Bollywood.

Several celebrities, together with main actress Kangana Ranaut, have expressed curiosity and praised the content material of Kant’s debut novel, which has figured amongst the highest new scorching releases amongst the Indian writers at Amazon.

In her message to the creator, which went viral on social media, ‘Dhaakad’ woman Kangana Ranaut talked about that the concept of the thriller within the backdrop of Kasol was not solely distinctive but additionally regarded thrilling.

The whodunnit thriller, which is written within the backdrop of Kasol — a small city on the Parvati river that has gained notoriety with ‘straightforward availability of medication and rave events’ and is dubbed as a Mini Israel — has already figured amongst the highest scorching releases within the Indian writing class at Amazon, quickly after it went stay on the market final month.

Admiring the creator and his work, the main actress of critically acclaimed film ‘Lunchbox’ and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Airlift’, Nimrat Kaur too acknowledged that ‘High on Kasol’ had nice potential.

The unputdownable suspense thriller has additionally generated curiosity among the many main actors from TV and OTT platforms.

Famous TV and Bollywood actor Namit Das of ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’ fame stated, “I discovered the guide very attention-grabbing because it offers with the conflicts which locals face with the outsiders and most significantly the drug downside the youth is dealing with in that space ( Kullu Valley).”

‘High on Kasol’ is a homicide thriller during which the story unfolds with the mysterious disappearance of an Israeli girl, who will get entrapped in an online of the drug syndicate within the valley.

The crime thriller additionally delves into numerous causes which may have led to the disappearance of foreigners from the valley. More than 20 foreigners have gone lacking from the valley within the final as a few years.

Actor Sumit Vyas, who was hooked to the racy plot of the novel, stated, “The novel appears very thrilling and distinctive and makes a incredible learn.”

Vyas, who has carved a distinct segment for himself by way of supporting roles in ‘Veere Di Wedding’ and ‘English Vinglish’ predicted that the guide would do effectively as it could draw an enormous readership.

About the novel’s catchy title, ‘High on Kasol’, Chandigarh-based journalist Aditya Kant explains to IANS, “It is a play on the standard agriculture of psychedelic vegetation within the far-flung areas of small hamlets within the Himalayas, and the merciless aberrations in its commerce.”

“It takes you to the Magic Valley and the hashish fields which have been well-known for world class Magic cream or Malana cream.”

Popular TV actress Aalisha Panwar, who shot to fame with the crime thriller, ‘Ishq Mein Marjawan’, on COLOR TV and located herself hooked to the novel, stated, “It’s a tremendous story as far I’ve learn it. The homicide thriller within the backdrop of hills and the difficulty of medication makes it an attention-grabbing learn.”

The distinctive plot and its backdrop have caught the eye of some Bollywood producers as effectively.

Karuna Badwal, Producer, Red Chillies and Business Manager to Shah Rukh Khan, who was amongst the primary few to have gone by way of the suspense thriller, whereas giving kudos to the debutant creator in her tweet, stated the guide was a must-read for the lovers of a criminal offense thriller.

The co-producer of tremendous hits like ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Happy New Year’ opined that the racy plot of ‘High on Kasol’ with a vivid description of hashish fields within the mysterious Magic valley had all of the substances one appears for adaptation right into a movement image or an online collection.

‘High on Kasol’ has earlier drawn accolades from dignitaries as effectively, when it was unveiled greater than a month in the past.

The Governors of Punjab, Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh, who launched the novel of their respective states final month, have praised the creator for the guide which they acknowledged has a powerful social message.

Former state Director General of Police I.D. Bhandari, who carried out in depth operations in and across the Magic Valley in 2012, informed IANS the prime purpose for the disappearance of foreigners has all the time been their tendency to enterprise out on unexplored and harmful treks, that are surrounded with powerful terrain and wildlife.

“It turns into extra harmful for individuals who are venturing out below the affect of medication,” he stated.

According to Bhandari, the unlawful commerce during which artificial medicine are actually being provided and consumed by the youth has change into a reason behind concern.

“These new medicine are straightforward to hold and simple to cover. The nexus between the foreigners and locals has safety from some influential individuals, a reason behind fear. In truth, there’s a want for a holistic strategy and a effectively thought out sustainable marketing campaign to curb the menace within the valley,” stated Bhandari.

According to police, over 60 per cent of the poppy and hashish produced in Himachal Pradesh is smuggled to nations similar to Israel, Italy, Holland and different European nations. The relaxation finds its strategy to Nepal or Indian states like Goa, Punjab and Delhi.

They say hashish and poppy (opium) vegetation are grown illegally on huge tracts of land in Kullu, Mandi, Shimla and Chamba districts. Records present that fifty,000 acres in Kullu Valley alone is below hashish cultivation.

The Kullu and Parvati valleys are closely populated by overseas vacationers, largely Israelis, not all of them fascinated by the serenity of the mountains. Some by no means return, they both disappear or marry native girls or are later discovered to be concerned in drug trafficking in connivance with native and worldwide drug smugglers.

Some foreigners died of drug overdose, whereas others misplaced their lives whereas trekking and their deaths typically go unreported, admitted a senior police official.

Nestled within the peaks of the Himalayas, the mysterious village of Malana — accessible by 4 hours of trekking from the motorable village of Jari that lies on the backside of the Parvati valley — has lengthy been infamous for cultivating the famed Malana cream cannabis, a purified resinous extract of hashish.


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