Haider starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor which has garnered mixed reviews at the box office is creating a controversy in Jammu and Kashmir. Many scenes of Haider has been shot in Jammu and Kashmir.
While some have been appreciating the Vishal Bharadwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, many others dissed the film for slow pace.
Recently-released film Haider needs to be banned said a certain Kashmiri pandit groups on Tuesday, as they felt a song in the film titled 'Bismil' had portrayed the ancient Sun Temple (Martand Temple) of Kashmir as a devil's den.
This has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus all over the world and so the ban was seeked.
"By allowing shooting of a film inside the temple and then depicting as the devil's den is intolerable. We demand immediate deletion of the song or the re-shoot of the entire sequence," members of the APMCC said.
The committee plans to issue a legal notice for ‘defaming an ancient Hindu temple and hurting religious sentiments of Hindus' to the producer, CBFC and ASI.
Incidentally, the film is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and co-written by a Kashmiri author, Basharat Peer. While the film is making money at the box office slowly, this controversy is sure a big threat for the makers of this film.