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Filmmakers and producers showing Delhi’s iconic 108-foot Hanuman statue to represent the national capital, may have to look for some other landmarks to represent the city as there could be possibility that the iconic landmark may be airlifted and relocated in the coming days. This move could take place after the Delhi High Court on Monday asked the local authorities to explore and consider options whether the 108-foot tall Lord Hanuman’s statue situated in Delhi’s Karol Bagh area can be airlifted and relocated. The court conveyed its thought to the authorities while citing United States (US) example where entire skyscrapers were relocated.
Acting on a PIL lodged by an NGO asking the court to act against the encroachments causing traffic jams in the area, the Delhi High Court suggested authorities to consider airlifting and relocating Hanuman statue and act on encroachments. While hearing the petition, the court asked the authorities to “Consider if the statue can be airlifted. Speak to the LG. You know, in the US, entire skyscrapers are shifted as a whole.” The court also said that the mindset of people of Delhi might change if even at one place it is seen that the law was being enforced. The court further mentioned that there have been several opportunities before the authorities to enforce the law but no one wants to. The court has listed the matter for further hearing on November 24.
While we are not sure will there be such a situation when Delhi’s iconic landmark, the Hanuman statue in Karol Bagh area, will be relocated or not, but if such a development takes place, filmmakers will really have to look for some other landmark representing the national capital. As there have been many films where the Karol Bagh’s Hanuman statue has been shown to represent the city. Sometimes, filmmakers just gives a glimpse of 108-foot statue or sometimes, it’s shown along with a running metro train in Delhi. Let’s take a look at some of those films where movie scenes having Hanuman statue have been included in the films.
Movies which showed 108-foot tall Delhi’s iconic Hanuman statue to represent the city
Band Baaja Baaraat
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl