Pune lawyer accuses Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh of assault

Oct 17, 2015, 11:05 IST | A Correspondent

A Pune-based lawyer has registered the case against 'Bajirao Mastani' filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bansali and actor Ranveer Singh for manhandling and restraining Pune in a government office in Bhor on Friday.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh

The incident came to light, when a Pune based lawyer Wajidkhan Rahim Khan-Bidkar, a resident of Kharadi approached Bhor police, which falls under the jurisdiction of Pune rural police on Friday late evening. The Bhor police have registered the complaint and reported it in their non-cognizable offence register in this regard.

The incident took place at Bhor in Rajwada, a well-known fort where some government offices are also situated.

According to Bhor police sources, "Lawyer Khan had gone to the Rajwada fort in Bhor, where a government office is located. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh were also present there for their film shoot. Khan, was allegedly insulted by Bhansali, by saying 'kale court wale' (black court person) and instructed him to leave the premises. Singh directed the security guard to move him out and it was on his directions the guard manhandled him and pushed him out forcefully."

No mistreatment on 'Bajirao Mastani' sets: Director's spokesperson
After reports of a Pune-based lawyer getting mistreated during the shoot of 'Bajirao Mastani' surfaced, the spokesperson of the film's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Saturday clarified that the crew has 'been extremely professional' and did not misbehave with anyone present on the sets.

There were reports that the lawyer Wajidkhan Rahim Khan-Bidkar took a legal action on Friday against the team, especially Bhansali and lead actor Ranveer Singh.

According to the report, the lawyer alleged in his complaint that he was 'manhandled and pushed by the bouncers'.

However, Bhansali's spokesperson said the shoot 'took off smoothly.'

"The team of 'Bajirao Mastani' was shooting today (Friday) at the Bhor Rajwada court in Pune. When crucial shots had to be taken, the few people present in the court were asked to leave so as to avoid chaos and crowding.

"The crew has been extremely professional and ensured that the shoot took off smoothly and in the most respectful manner. No one was mistreated during the shoot," Bhansali's spokesperson said in a statement.

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