'Black' crew stopped from shooting in Shimla

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Black" has run into trouble in this scenic hill resort, with authorities refusing to allow shooting in the premises of a heritage building.

The crew of the film, including Rani Mukherjee, is presently in Shimla and crowds are thronging the venue they are staying in to watch the actress.

Trouble began when the staff of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) refused permission to shoot in the 120-year-old building as the arc lights could affect the viceregal lodge heritage structure.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) looks after the building's upkeep and had apparently given permission earlier to the crew to shoot here, which has now been turned down by IIAS.

The building was home to British viceroys from 1886 until 1947, after which it became the summer home of the president of India and since 30 years houses the IIAS.