Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Aanand L Rai have received a notice from the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Board has sent a notice to the film’s makers for shooting in an area where they were not supposed to. Directed by Anurag and produced by Aanand, Manmarziyan marks the comeback of Abhishek after a gap of two years.
The crew of Manmarziyaan wrapped the first schedule in Kashmir last week and also posted pictures on social media.
A Mid-Day report claimed the producers have been asked to explain how they shot in the prohibited area of Thajiwas glacier. The Sonmarg Development Authority has banned vehicle movement in the area following an order by the J&K high court. As per the report, local environmentalist Faiz Bakshi has alleged in a PIL filed in the high court, that the film’s crew flouted rules during the April 18 where Abhishek Bachchan was also present. “[The area] is a gated property. So obviously, someone higher up allowed that entry. 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,” the report quoted Bakshi as saying.