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Following the vandalism on the sets of Rohan Sippy’s film, the producers’ guild have set up a meeting with Prithviraj Chavan
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 31, 2012)
Following the incident of vandalism on the sets of Ramesh and Rohan Sippy’s film (that has finally been tilted Nautanki Saala) in Kandivali on Sunday afternoon, eleven people including the main accused Ravindra More, the chauffeur to senior Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) member Pravin Darekar, has been arrested. Sunil Paraskar, additional CP (North Region) told Mirror that the goons would be kept in custody till August 1. But despite the police nabbing the accused overnight, Bollywood filmmakers have started having second thoughts about shooting in the city, hereafter.
Mirror found out that the Film and Television Producers’ Guild have now decided to bring up this issue with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan. In fact, they are headed for the meeting today. “Mahesh Bhatt spoke to the CM to set up the meeting,” revealed Sippy Sr.
Mukesh Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Ramesh Sippy, Yash Chopra and Ashutosh Gowariker will lead the delegation of filmmakers. According to a source, the filmmakers’ primary demand is sterner action against miscreants. “They are also going to press for more security,” added the source.
The Vice President of Film and Television Producers’ Guild, Mukesh Bhatt said, “We are going to tell the CM about two things that need to be implemented with immediate effect. One, the More >
Miscreants connected to Raj Thackeray’s political outfit disrupted the shoot and damaged property worth over Rs 15 lakh
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 30, 2012)
Political parties in the state, have in the past worked as a parallel censor board for the Hindi cinema industry. Filmmakers have had to apologise to party leaders following reports of vandalism on the day of their film’s release. But what happened on Sunday afternoon, was unprecedented. The chauffeur of senior Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) member Pravin Darekar, when stopped outside the sets of Rohan Sippy’s ongoing project, disrupted the shoot in Kandivali and also vandalised property worth over Rs 15-20 lakh.
The incident took place around 2 pm yesterday when Rohan was shooting with his lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana in Green Namkeen Mills, Siddharth Nagar, Kandivali (East).
Confirming the news, additional CP (North Region), Sunil Paraskar told Mirror, “One of the accused is the driver of MNS member Pravin Darekar. The driver wanted to use the road, which passes through the Khatau Mills Compound (which houses Green Namkeen Mills). When some security personnel stopped him, he had an argument with them. Since they did not allow the driver to use the road, he returned with around 15 men who damaged 14 vehicles parked at the spot. Most of these vehicles belonged to Rohan’s film unit.”
Ayushmann and Rohan’s car were not spared. Production manager of the film, Manjeet Singh said, “We are in a state of shock. More >
Censor Board asks for a song from Ram Gopal Varma’s next to be deleted after addl CP allegedly raised objections
Akela (MID-DAY; May 17, 2012)
The Censor Board appears to have bowed to the wishes of Mumbai Police while snipping off a song from Ram Gopal Varma’s Department, set to release on Friday. During a special screening organised around 11 am yesterday at Eros cinema hall, Churchgate, additional commissioner of police Deven Bharti reportedly asked the board to remove a song from the flick that refers to cops as bhais.
What’s the problem? The film is based on the politics between the police force and the underworld. So, the board had also invited Bharti. According to RGV production’s sources, the top cop objected to a song, titled Mumbai Police Sabka Bhai. Bharti protested the usage of the term bhai and asked for the song to be removed from the film. The board members asked Bharti to give them his objection in writing, which he did. After that the board chairman asked for the views of other members.
Cut it out A little later Varma appeared. The board members told him about Bharti’s objection. Varma clarified that the song is based on the film’s story. The next line of the song was Laal batti aati hai, sab ki p**t jaati hai. Varma was not in favour of deleting the song. But the board members were reportedly unanimous “The board members seemed helpless. They asked for the song to be cut,” said an RGV production’s spokesperson.
Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt play More >