November 4, 2019 7:06:48 pm
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who is currently shooting his upcoming gangster drama Mumbai Saga, recently took to Twitter to share his encounter with a ‘political goon.’
Stating that he had to pack up and finish the shoot early to avoid losses, the director tweeted, “In the 80’s & early 90’s when we shot outside city limits invariably the local Dada, Bhai or goon would land up, disrupt shoot & demand his share. Same thing happened today on location of #MumbaiSaga only this time the goon was a political leader with cronies from his party.”
The accused in question allegedly threatened to stop the shoot if his demands were not fulfilled.
“We refused to give in to his ridiculous demands which included that he should break the coconut before we start shooting, photo op with the stars & eventually cash payment for his ‘permission’. We refused & a few hours later the local cops arrived to shut us down,” the tweet further said.
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In the 80’s & early 90’s when we shot outside city limits invariably the local Dada, Bhai or goon would land up, disrupt shoot & demand his share. Same thing happened today on location of #MumbaiSaga only this time the goon was a political leader with cronies from his party. 1/1
— Sanjay Gupta (@_SanjayGupta) November 4, 2019
Adding that he would never shoot in the same location again, Sanjay Gupta concluded the thread by tweeting, “Fortunately for us we had finished filming the main scene. We had around 450 Jr Artists & a crew of 250 plus. Can you imagine the loss we would have to face had we not finished in time? We packed up, cut our losses & left. Don’t think I’ll ever shoot in that place again. Sad!”
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