Was the kangri hurled at Shahid Kapoor or Irrfan Khan while shooting for ‘Haider’? A theory being put forward by one of the film’s crew members is that the kangri was aimed at Irrfan.
Says the crew member, “Both Shahid and Irrfan were shooting in Feta Kadal when the kangri came flying out of the crowd. It could have hit either Shahid or Irrfan. Either could have been the target of the attacker.”
When contacted Irrfan said, “The kangri didn’t hit either of us. So I can’t really say whether it was deliberately thrown at us with the intention to hurt or not.”
However, Irrfan and the ‘Haider’ crew remain unfazed by the incident. The shooting continued on Tuesday.
He says, “The incident is not really scary. What is really scary is what the local Kashmiri people have suffered for decades.”
Irrfan’s love for the Valley remains uncompromised. “I shot one section of Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ in Kashmir and I fell in love with the place. Then when Vishal offered me a cameo in ‘Haider’, I immediately accepted primarily for the pleasure of returning to the Valley. Now Vishal and I are planning another film to be shot here. This place is seductive and irresistible.”