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Stop film shoots, say CP traders


Despite its iconic status, CP may not feature in films if traders have their way

Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2011)


Aisha, Rockstar, Three Idiots, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and now Agent Vinod, and so many other films have been shot at Connaught Place, but Delhi’s iconic marketplace may no longer make it to the big screen, if the New Delhi Traders’ Association (NDTA) has its way. The association has raised its voice against movies being shot in CP as they claim it results in inconvenience and loss of revenue. Post the shooting of Agent Vinod last month, the CP association has become increasingly vocal about shootings. Its president, Atul Bhargav, tells BT that they’re ready to go to any lengths to stop the shootings, which includes meeting the CM and the lieutenant governor. Meanwhile, the association has convinced the NDMC that units wanting to shoot in CP must obtain permission from the traders’ association first, even if they have clearances from the civic body, Delhi Police and the Traffic Police.

Trouble, apparently, began last year with the shooting of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. The crew promised that the shoot would be over before customers came, but it continued till much later, resulting in a traffic jam. “That’s when we decided that we’ve suffered enough”, says Bhargav, “These people come to shoot, and then block the area, resulting in loss of lakhs of rupees to shopkeepers. With Agent Vinod especially, we faced so much More >

We don’t want Bollywood in our backyard, say Pali Hill residents


Pali Hill residents take fight against noisy production units into their own hands

Nazia Sayed and Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 18, 2011)


A neighbourhood made famous by its star residents is now determined to push the film industry out of its backyard.

Bandra’s Pali Hill, home to the A-listers of Bollywood including Dilip Kumar, the Kapoors and the Dutts among others, has of late seen some dramatic confrontations, innovative disruptions and scuffles between the well-heeled residents and film and TV production units shooting in two of the bungalows here, Siesta and Alexander.

Residents allege both properties, which are rented out to production units on back-to-back schedules, have become a serious civic hazard with haphazardly parked vehicles, noise from the generator vans and commotion created by the units which goes on till early in the morning.

Among the many influential people they approached for help, was Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who lives in Gautam society, to which Siesta belongs. After it became evident that no one would side with the residents, the angry group decided to take matters in their own hands. Literally.

Residents have found innovative ways to disrupt shoots at two bungalows Siesta (in pic) and Alexander in Pali Hill. In fact, Ekta Kapoor’s (right) Balaji Telefilms has decided to not shoot at these venues from now on

They began with stalling the shoot of Dharmendra’s home production Yamla Pagla Deewana More >

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