The shoot of Kathryn Bigelow’s film on Osama’s killing,” Zero Dark Thirty”, ran into problem on Friday. Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists disturbed the shoot site near Manimajra, Chandigarh, protesting against the use of Pakistani flags and banners.
A day prior, Bigelow had met senior cops demanding more security as of the film’s perceptive storyline. The shoot was stuck for three hours, after which it resumed under intense security. The unit complained that they were ill-treated and pushed.
A unit member said that “They tried to break the cameras and with great difficulty, we saved them.”
Vijay Singh Bhardwaj, VHP’s working president said that “How could they hoist a Pak flag in India? They’ve converted pockets of Chandigarh into mini Pakistan. It’s intolerable.”
The traders of Manimajra too criticized of loss of business, and sources said the unit paid 7 lakh to the traders’ body as reimbursement.