He also asked the government about its one-stop clearance system for shootings.
“So why do we have to go around every government office to get clearances,” Khan said.
GDA CEO Ghulam Jeelani Zargar has denied all the allegations.
“The filming unit was shooting without permission. According to the standards, they must first seek permission from GDA to shoot at Gulmarg after getting permission from DC Baramulla. They had permission to shoot from 10 November, but they were shooting November 7,” he said.
Zargar also denied allegations of misconduct with the film unit.
“Why would we misbehave with them,” he said.
In a bid to revive J&K’s lost glory as a film industry hotspot, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched the J&K-2021 Film Policy in Srinagar on August 5 in the presence of actor Amir Khan, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and producer Mahaveer Jain.
Speaking at the event, Sinha said it was a historic day for J&K and the government was creating a vibrant film ecosystem to make the region a Bollywood favorite once again.
“Among one of the best in the country, the new film policy will transform J&K and revive its happy days of being a cinematographer’s delight,” he said. “I invite filmmakers from around the world to come to J&K and explore the pristine beauty of J&K. At the same time, also benefit from a host of tax and non-tax incentives, in addition to the world-class facilities offered by the J&K government.
The government led by LG Sinha has been working hard to bring cinema units and cinemas back to Kashmir.
Officials had said that the new film policy would also facilitate the development of filming locations, film screening infrastructure, the revival of closed cinemas, the modernization of existing cinemas, the encouragement of the creation of multiplexes and cinemas, destination marketing, organization of J&K Film Festival, restoration and preservation of films from the region.