Just yesterday, we shared with you a pic of Shraddha Kapoor dressed as a Kashmiri girl, as she posed on the sets of her film Haider. Now the latest we hear is Shahid Kapoor and Irrfan Khan who were shooting for their part in Old Srinagar, were not greeted well by the locals. Apparently, pots filled with coal was hurled on them. The film’s location has now been shifted to Feta Kadal, in the old city itself. The crew has been provided with heavy security.
Says an eyewitness Sahil Khan to a tabloid, “The shooting was in progress and both the actors were moving towards a Maruti car when suddenly somebody from the crowd threw a kangri which almost hit Irfan Khan. The ash flew into the air and covered both Shahid and him. Soon after the incident spectators started fleeing from the spot while a few youths raised anti-India slogans. It was the really childish act.”
However, dismissing reports Tahir Saleem, Superintendent of Police (City North) says, “The kangri was not thrown at the stars, it slipped out of an onlooker’s hand.”
Even one of the crew member denied the incident. He said, “The crowd was cheerful and was asking for autographs from the actors. They reciprocated with a smile. No one was injured.”
Well, whatever be the truth, there has been an incident not very long ago when the crew of Haider faced protests while shooting at the Kashmir University over the hoisting of the Indian tricolour.