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Omar Abdullah criticises 'YJHD' for portraying Gulmarg as Manali

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Jun 02, 2013 at 10:36am IST

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah criticised the filmmakers of 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' on Twitter on Saturday over showing Gulmarg as Manali in the film. Omar Abdullah was upset over the portrayal of Gulmarg in the movie as Manali. In his tweet he said, "It is irritating when we roll out the red carpet and facilitate the shoot only to have people believe its Manali."

Omar also wanted to know whether producer Karan Johar had given any credit at all to the state for shooting scenes of the movie there. "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," Omar said in another tweet on the subject.

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Praising Kashmir for its scenic beauty, he said, "Those of you planning to visit Manali because of what you saw in #YJHD except for the temple and Span resort it's all Gulmarg." The chief minister had last year visited Gulmarg and met the crew of the movie when they were shooting there.

Omar criticises 'YJHD' for portraying Gulmarg as Manali

Omar Abdullah tweeted, "It is irritating when we roll out the red carpet and facilitate the shoot only to have people believe its Manali."

Anxious to have Bollywood back in the Valley for shooting, Omar had asked the officials in Gulmarg to extend all possible cooperation to the film unit during its shoot.

(With additional information from IANS)

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