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Roles reversed: ‘Villain’ Sadashiv Amrapurkar beaten up

Amrapurkar was assaulted when he tried to stop his neighbours from wasting water on Holi.

Written by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi |
March 28, 2013 9:13:44 am

He was a fearful villain till the other decade,but on the afternoon of Holi,Sadashiv Amrapurkar was trying to save his hide from neighbours after he chastised them for wasting water.

Sadashiv Amrapurkar drew the ire of residents of his neighbouring housing society in Versova once they spotted him and a cameraman filming a ‘rain dance’,a popular part of Holi celebrations in Mumbai.

According to reports,Sadashiv Amrapurkar tried to stop them from wasting water,particularly when the water-starved state is going through its worst drought ever.

Sadashiv Amrapurkar later said a group of five to six ‘drunk’ men surrounded him and beat him up.

He has registered a case in the Versova police station. The veteran actor has also alleged that no one from his housing society came out to help him.

Police sources said residents were angered because Amrapurkar alerted a TV channel about the ‘rain dance’.

The film fraternity took to Twitter in support of the veteran actor following the assault.

“What!vetern actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar beaten up for protesting against wastage of water.this is intolerable.action must be taken right now,” tweeted Manoj Bajpayee.

Actor Ranveer Singh wrote: “Sadashiv Amrapurkar was harassed by his colony people. He protested against water wastage when rain dance was going on..! I am with u SIR.”

Sadashiv Amrapurkar is a popular actor,who is well known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films. He won the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Performance in a Negative Role’ in 1991 for Sadak,for playing a eunuch.

He was born Ganesh Kumar Narwode to an auto driver in Nasik in 1956. He adopted the name Sadashiv in 1974.  He was cast in Ardh Satya by director Govind Nihalani as the villain.

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