Trouble In Paradise For Abhishek Bachchan-Taapsee Starrer 'Manmarziyan', Receives Legal Notice

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| April 23 , 2018 , 15:06 IST

Abhishek Bachchan's comeback film 'Manmarziyan', first looks of which garnered a positive response from the masses has landed in legal trouble. Anurag Kashyap directorial which has been shot in Kashmir has reportedly breached certain rules laid by Jammu and Kashmir tourism board.

The makers have notably filmed some scenes in the restricted areas without permission. Seeking an explanation for shooting in the prohibited area of Thajiwas glacier where Sonmarg Development Authority has banned vehicle movement on the orders of J&K high court, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Board has sent a legal notice to the filmmakers.

"The Tourism Board has requested them to revert within a week on how they procured the permission to shoot in the stretch, which is an ecologically sensitive zone," a reliable source told Mid-Day.

Earlier, a local environmentalist Faiz Bakshi has filed a PIL in the high court alleging that the film's crew has breached rules during the April 18 shoot. "[The area] is a gated property. So obviously, someone higher up allowed that entry," he said.

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Bakshi adds, "This is a lapse on the part of the local administration. There are five departments required [in granting permission] — the District Magistrate, Department of Tourism, Sonmarg Development Authority, Department of Wildlife Protection in Kashmir, and the cops. I won't say the filmmaker is not to be blamed, but the unit couldn't have done it by themselves."

Producer Aanand L.Rai's company Colour Yellow Productions stated that proper permissions were taken from both the Department of Tourism and Department of Wildlife Protection in Kashmir for the shooting. "We were sensitive about shooting there, and followed all the terms and conditions put forward to be allowed to shoot there," confirmed the production house.

Post facing a number of changes in the cast and crew, Manmarziyaan is finally in making and that too, with an ideal cast. All the cinephiles can do now is wait for the fireworks to explode in theatres when the anticipated film hits the theatres on September 7, 2018.