In what can be tagged as one of the most shocking incidents that occurred today, four goons attacked the sets of a digital series. On Wednesday, four drunken men gatecrashed a shooting set situated in Thane, Ghodbunder, and badly beaten the crew members of the series, Fixer. The digital series which is currently under filming is supposed to stream on Ekta Kapoor's digital platform. When the goons came attacking, the project's senior DOP was badly injured, leading to him getting stitches on the forehead. Show's director apparently dislocated his shoulders, while the series' female protagonist Mahie Gill was chased into her car.
Show's associate producer to Rajveer Ahuja, in a statement, revealed, "We were shooting at Thane-based Shipyard area when some goons came and attacked us with rods and sticks. In that scuffle, over 10 people received grievous injuries of which the web series' Director of Photography, Santosh Tundyal was seriously injured."
A video has been going viral from the sets, wherein show's producer Sakett Saawhney, actor Mahie Gill and other crew members narrate their incident and reveal how the cops didn't come to their rescue as well. "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, discussion. They manhandled women, attacked our director of photography, our director has dislocated his shoulder", Sakett said in the video.
Mahie Gill on her behalf said, they were "hitting people like animals". She further added, "We are not going to the police as they themselves were telling the goons to hit us."
Ekta Kapoor and film director Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is also a part of the digital series shared the video.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit slammed the incident and asked CM Devendra Fadnavis to come to the rescue. He also shared pictures of the crew members and the actress being hurt badly.
Fixer features Shabir Ahluwalia, Mahie Gill, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Isha Koppikar in the leads. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for more updates.
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