The Indian Army has named one of its firing range in Kashmir after Bollywood actress Vidya Balan. The Vidya Balan firing range is situated at Gulmarg in the Baramula district of Jammu & Kashmir.
Indian Army Firing Range Named After Bollywood Actress Vidya Balan!
The decision was taken in recognition of her contribution to Indian Cinema, reports say. Earlier this year, the actress and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapoor had attended the Gulmarg Winter Festival organized by the Indian Army. People on social media, however, are not happy over the matter and believe that the firing range could be named after someone more appropriate.
Major Manik M Jolly has denied and said a temporary welcome board was put up
However, Major Manik M Jolly has denied that the firing range has been named after the actress. According to him, a temporary welcome board was put up when she visited the site and somehow, the matter was twisted to peddle the narrative that it was named after her.
People Express Disappointment and asked Why not Capt Vikram Batra Firing Range?
The actress, who has featured in several hits such as Kahani and Bhool Bhulaiya, is yet to comment on the matter. Reactions are coming in full swing on social media. One Twitter user Capt Amar Jeet Kumar wrote, “Why not Capt Vikram Batra Firing Range? What great Vidya Balan has done for the Army? The officer who has initiated her name must be taken to task. Next will be Katrina Kaif, Karina Khan & Amitabh Bacchan Firing Range, Akshay Kumar Drill Square?”
Col Sanjay Pandey wrote – “If a Firing Range is named ‘Vidya Balan’ can ‘Rafael be named Rani Vayumati?”
Filmfare tweeted “Kudos! The Indian Army has named a firing range after @vidya_balan in Gulmarg, Kashmir.