Omar Abdullah denies having complained against Haider

  • IANS, Srinagar
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2014 09:30 IST

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has denied news reports about his complaint against Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider, saying he had not even watched the movie yet.

Reacting sharply to a news report carried by a news portal that said the chief minister had complained about the depiction of Kashmir in the Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor-starrer, Omar wrote on Twitter, "So this website has to be awarded for the most amazing work of fiction I have seen in a very long time."

Omar Abdullah has also demanded the news be withdrawn with a correction. "So where heard that I had seen the movie and proceeded to complain to Vishal about it I will never know. I expect a retraction", he tweeted.

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