Omung Kumar’s ‘Sarbjit‘ has already created quite a buzz amongst the audience as it brings together fine performers like – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda and Darshan Kumar. The film which is currently at its last schedule recently fell prey for an unexpected hindrance while shooting for a crucial sequence in Bhindi Bazar, Mumbai.
According to a source from set, the makers were shooting for an important sequence of Darshan Kumar who is playing the role of Awaiz Sheikh, Sarbjit’s lawyer in the film. The scene required placards that mentioned anti national quotes in Urdu. A group of local unexpectedly came out after seeing those placards and created a major fiasco as they thought it to be real agitation towards the nation and immediately informed police.
They even went out and filed a complaint against the makers due to which the film’s executive producer, Zafar Mehdi was put behind the bars for more than 2 hours and the shoot was on halt. The drama took an end once the director of movie Omung Kumar and the actor Darshan Kumar stepped ahead and requested the authorities to release their EP by providing them with valid permission documents.
Commenting about it ,director Omung Kumar said
Yes its true our shoot was stopped at bhindi bazaar as the locals took our shoot as real agitation and informed the police. But we got to resume our shoot after a few hours as we had all permissions in order. Can’t really blame the locals though as who wouldn’t take more than a 100 angry people shouting loud slogans on a busy morning seriously. Rest of the shoot went smoothly.
Well luckily the filming went on and they ended up shooting the scene and part after all. Now for the people who are protesting can’t we all just let it go and enjoy the film making? Guess many aren’t so happy with it!