Omar Abdullah denies having complained against Haider
Reacting to a news report claiming that Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah had complained about the depiction of Kashmir in the Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor-starrer, the CM says that he hasn't even watched Haider.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.
So where oneindia.in heard that I'd seen the movie & proceeded to complain to Vishal about it I'll never know. I expect a retraction 3/3— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) October 8, 2014
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Omar Abdullah has also demanded the news be withdrawn with a correction.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 oneindia.in 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.
Also watch: Haider is not your regular Bollywood film
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous drama Hamlet, Vishal Bhardwaj has tried to portray the story of violence and innocence during turbulent periods in Kashmir through Haider.
The movie has been co-scripted by talented Kashmiri writer Basharat Peer whose book Curfewed Nights had been very well received by both readers and critics.
First Published: Oct 09, 2014 09:17 IST