Pitt And Jolie Upset Indian Locals With Helicopter Landing
Hollywood couple BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE have upset officials in Jodhpur, India, after chartering a helicopter to land at their hotel without permission. The MR AND MRS SMITH co-stars are currently filming their new movie A MIGHTY HEART in the south Asian nation, which stars Jolie as MARIANE PEARL - the widow of late Wall Street Journal reporter DANIEL PEARL, who was murdered in Pakistan by Islamic militants in 2002. Taking time out of filming in Pune, western India, the couple were helicoptered in to Jodhpur in the north west last Friday (20OCT06) to stay in the Umed Bhawan Palace Hotel. Pitt and Jolie and their three children were the guests of former Indian royal GAJ SINGH, who invited them to attend the Indian festival of lights Diwali. However, the district administration said the helicopter's landing on the resort was not scheduled by the operators Jagson Airlines or local traffic control. Regulations stipulate permission for any aircraft landings on public or private property must first be sought through the local authorities. Senior District Official RAM DELU says, "After speaking with the Umed Bhawan Palace management, the district administration would now ask Jodhpur's air traffic control for its report."