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Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 17, 2012)
Yash Raj Films, the production house that made ‘sarson ke khet’ and Punjab popular in Hindi cinema, has been refused permission to shoot in Chandigarh.
Mere Dad Ki Maruti, a venture of Y Films, the youth projects division of YRF, has been shot entirely in and around the city.
However, when the makers wanted to shoot a flash mob sequence in Sector 17, they were turned back by the authorities.
Sector 17, an area that is always crowded may get chaotic if a film shoot is held there, thought the authorities.
When contacted, producer Ashish Patil from YRF confirmed the story and said, “Its true we couldn’t do the flash mob. We understand the authorities’ concern about the crowd.”
An source from the set told Mirror, “We have shot the entire film in Chandigarh. In fact, we also did a few scenes in Punjab University over the weekends (when classes were not held). However, this particular sequence in Sector 17 didn’t turn out the way we had planned. We had applied way in advance but it got rejected.”
The makers wanted to capture live reaction of the audience during a flash mob for the sequence.
YRF has shot memorable sequences of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer Zaara and Bachna Ae Haseeno in the area.