Filmmaker Prakash Jha was roughed up, his face smeared with ink on Sunday when a bunch of Bajrang Dal members went on a rampage on the set of his internet sequence being shot in Bhopal, the police stated.
Movies shot by witnesses on cellphones confirmed Bajrang Dal members chasing down crew members, managing to catch not less than one in all them and beating him mercilessly with a metallic gentle stand.
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Members of the right-wing group stated Prakash Jha’s internet sequence ‘Ashram’ starring Bobby Deol was an assault on Hinduism and they won’t enable its filming until the title was modified.
Mr Jha, who has not filed a grievance within the matter but, has assured that he’ll change the identify of the sequence, a Bajrang Dal chief stated.
A mob of Bajrang Dal members attacked the set within the night, shouting slogans like “Prakash Jha Murdabad“, “Bobby Deol Murdabad” and “Jai Shri Ram”.
“They made Ashram 1, Ashram 2 and had been taking pictures Ashram 3 right here. Prakash Jha confirmed in Ashram that the guru was abusing ladies. Does he have the heart to make such a movie on a church or madrasa? Who does he suppose he’s?” Bajrang Dal chief Sushil Sudeley stated.
“Bajrang Dal challenges him, we cannot let him make this movie. To date we have now simply blackened Prakash Jha’s face. We’re in search of Bobby Deol. He ought to be taught one thing from his brother (Sunny Deol). He made such patriotic motion pictures,” he added.
The police have stated that despite the fact that nobody from Mr Jha’s group has pressed costs, these concerned will likely be recognized and arrested.
“Motion will likely be taken towards those that disrupted the taking pictures and vandalised property as we speak itself. They are going to be arrested,” senior police officer Irshad Wali stated.
“Anti-social components ransacked autos created hassle. Crew members of Ashram will likely be given fill safety and will probably be ensured this doesn’t occur once more,” he added.
In 2017, one other right-wing group Karni Sena had attacked the units of the Deepika Padukone starrer Padmaavat, assaulting director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and different crew members and forcing the film to change scenes and alter its identify from Padmaavati.
Earlier this yr, Amazon needed to concern an apology and make modifications to its Saif Ali Khan starrer internet sequence Tandav after it confronted objections from some Hindu teams and the producers had been threatened with arrest by the Uttar Pradesh authorities.