Sanjay Dutt has gone to Jammu and Kashmir to resume shooting for Rahul Dholakia’s Lamhaa, the shooting of which had got stalled last year with protests by many people following fears that the film would portray Kashmir in a bad light internationally.
First, fruit traders stopped the shooting at a fruit market and then students of a college in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district took offence to some of the portions being shot inside the campus premises and the principal asked the film crew to withdraw. Later, Bipasha Basu, who is playing the female lead, left the valley after a mob surrounded the unit filming a scene with the actress. They wanted the film’s shooting to be stopped.
After Dholakia assured all concerned that the film will not project Kashmir in a bad light, the shooting of Lamhe resumed.