Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Haider’ faces protests, shooting on halt


Director Vishal Bhardwaj had to cut short the shooting of Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Haider’ inside the Kashmir University at Hazratbal here following protests by students inside the campus.

The film crew, which has been shooting for‘Haider’ in Kashmir for the past nearly two weeks, had to pack up after the students living inthe on-campus hostels objected to hoisting of the national tri-colour atop a make shift bunker yesterday, official sources said.

They said police, deployed for security of the film crew, chased away the protesters but the shooting could not proceed further.

Two students were briefly detained by police but were released later following intervention by the university authorities.

Kashmir University Students’ Union, which has been banned by the varsity authorities, in a statement condemned the use of force against the students for protesting against the film crew.

“Students also objected to Irrfan Khan, one of the actors, when he was spotted smoking inside the smoke free campus,” the union said.

Bhardwaj is shooting for ‘Haider’, starring Shahid , Irrfan Khan andShraddha Kapoor, since November 8. The movie is an adaption of Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet and is set in Kashmir valley….

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