MUMBAI: Onir’s I AM team who were shooting at Habba Kadal, Srinagar, received terror threats on the last day of the shoot.
After the threat, the crew shifted to Karan Nagar with actresses Juhi Chawla and Manisha Koirala and completed the shoot there. An assistant director on the movie was hurt because of a stone thrown by a young boy.
Says a source, “Shooting in Habba Kadal, Srinagar, was a dangerous, not only was an AD hurt because of a stone throw but we also received terror threats for filming there on the last day of the shoot. We then shifted to Karan Nagar with the entire crew and actresses Juhi Chawla and Manisha Koirala and continued shooting”
Later director Onir and DOP Arvind came back to Habb Kadal and took shots of the location pretending that they were shooting a documentary.
“Since the bit was left incomplete –Onir and Arvind came back to capture some location footage .To avoid any sort of chaos they pretended to be shooting a documentary which people in the locality are used to in order to avoid any unnecessary attention,” adds the source.
Onir’s I AM is a tale of four stories woven together that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society.