‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ controversy: The makers refute Omar Abdullah’s claims!
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister was miffed with the makers of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ for not giving due credit to Kashmir in the film which resulted in the scenic locales of Gulmarg being passed off as those of Manali.
Omar took to the microblogging site, Twitter, to express his disappointment. He had tweeted, “It is irritating when we roll out the red carpet and facilitate the shoot only to have people believe its Manali.” He even asked the audiences to let him know whether or not J&K have been given due credit in the film. He added, “If anyone has seen the movie can you tell me whether they have at least mentioned the state in the credits (opening or closing) #YJHD…#YJHD except for the temple and Span resort it’s all Gulmarg.”
But now it turns out that the hue and cry that the CM raised against the ‘injustice’ done was not really needed as the makers of the ‘YJHD’ have clarified that the state has been given a mention in the opening credits of the film. A spokesperson from Dharma productions confirmed to a daily, “The opening credit slate clearly mentions Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Tourism Minister GA Mir and Inspector-General of Police SM Sahal. The names of the entire crew in Kashmir have been mentioned in the credits of the film.”
Here’s hoping that the controversy ends for good!