Actress Mahie Gill and the cast and crew of web series Fixerr were allegedly assaulted during a shoot on Tuesday, despite them going the official way, claimed the producer of the film Sakett Saawhney. The crew made a video and circulated it on social media platforms, also alleging that some cops were also involved in the assault and hence, they have refused to take their help.
Film Producer Ekta Kapoor posted the video on her Instagram handle, captioning it as, “Sad”.Check out the video here:
The team members were shooting near Ghodbunder Road, Mira Road. In the video the director of photography Santosh Tundyal is seen with a bandage over his head while director Soham Shah holds his arm. Meanwhile, Mahie Gill was teary-eyed too after they reported that she was allegedly beaten up by drunk goons. They claimed that the cops were also involved in the assault and so they refused to take their help.
“We were shooting in a factory today with valid permission and due money paid to the location manager. We were shooting since 7 am and around 4.30 pm, some four people barged in, drunk, with sticks and rods in their hands.
They attacked our artists, technicians and crew. They said we cannot shoot there without their permission. There was no scope for dialogue or discussion. They manhandled women, attacked our director of photography, our director has dislocated his shoulder,” Sakett said in the video.
Mahie said when the men came to attack her, she ran towards her car and saw that the goons were “hitting people like animals”. “They started beating me up so I went to my vanity van. I saw them hitting people like animals,” adding, “We are not going to the police as they themselves were telling the goons to hit us.”
Sakett said when the police patrol vehicle arrived they asked for help narrating the incident to them, they were of no help as they shut the compound door, and didn’t let the crew collect their belongings and demanded money.
“They said come to court and then take your stuff. This is total harassment. We have consciously taken a call to not file a police complaint as you will call the other party, give them an NC (non-cognisable offense) and they will be out on bail. We, on the other hand, will forever be running to the court and be branded as ‘criminals’. It is harassment for the industry,” he added.
Tigmanshu said he was present when the attack happened and called the incident “pathetic”.
I was there when it happened on the sets of fixer at Mira road drunk goons thrashed our unit Santosh thundiyal cameraman got six stitches. Pathetic pic.twitter.com/eWnJ55YXzv
— Tigmanshu Dhulia (@dirtigmanshu) June 19, 2019
Meanwhile, ANI has reported that police has arrested seven people in connection with the incident and that the crew was going to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday.
Thane: Police has arrested seven people in connection with the incident where cast and crew of an under production web series 'Fixerr' featuring actor Mahie Gill, were allegedly attacked by goons yesterday. Cast & crew of 'Fixerr' to meet Maharashtra CM today. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/z6p24M7dPx
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2019
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