Until the time a certain Simrin Sud got embroiled in the crime of the year, it was an address that the residents were proud of. But the stellar residents of Oberoi Springs on Link Road, Andheri, are being subjected to a curious form of profiling post Karan Kakkad’s murder by Vijay Palande.
Members of the film industry fill up most of the flats in the three wings of the complex. And they include veterans, outcasts and even those with no more than a toe-hold in filmdom. Imtiaz Ali, Chitrangda Singh, Vipul Shah, Aneez Bazmee, Sherlyn Chopra are just some of the names you will find at the foyer leading to the towers. And while they may not exactly be on excellent neighbourly terms, they are now bound by a common refrain – life has become very difficult, they say, for their guests as they are subjected to severe scrutiny by the cops stationed at the gates and the security gaurds. It is embarrassing they complain, for the esteemed guests and family members to be subjected to such grilling even before they can step inside the complex.
A filmmaker, who lives in the A-wing said, “Ever since the case exploded, our society is teeming with cops. Even on Friday afternoon, the cops were at B wing. Till Wednesday, the complex was buzzing with the media people. And now security has been beefed up, causing inconvenience to the visitors.”
Interestingly, the security seems to be especially tight for tenants from the film industry. More >