While speculation was rife that the shoot was stalled after a police complaint was lodged against the film’s unit head, the Dhadak team says that they did not shoot on Friday as the director was unwell.
On Thursday, Ishaan and Janhvi were spotted shooting for a Holi sequence in a song at Panna Meena Ka Kund (Shalini Maheshwari/BCCL)
The shooting of the film Dhadak, featuring newbies Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor, was stalled in Jaipur on Friday, allegedly because of protests by some local residents. A police complaint was lodged against the film’s unit head because some parts of the Ambikeshwar Mahadev Temple were supposedly damaged. While the shooting was taking place at the Jagat Shiromani Temple and Panna Meena Ka Kund, the crew had parked vanity vans and installed tents near the Ambikeshwar Mahadev Temple. One of the locals, who had lodged the police complaint against the film’s unit head, told us, “One of their vans hit the chhajja of the temple and it got damaged. We don’t have any problem with them shooting in Jaipur but they have no right to damage our historic temple. I submitted a police complaint against the film’s unit head for damaging the historic property at Amer Police Station.”
shaan and Janhvi at Panna Meena Ka Kund (Shalini Maheshwari/BCCL)
When we spoke to Narendra Kumar, SHO, Amer Police Station, he said,“It was a non-cognizable offence.The matter has been resolved. Compensation has been given to the temple authorities by the concerned people.”