Mumbai Crime: Goons attack cast and crew of web series with rods and sticks in Thane
Goons attacked the cast and crew of web series with rods and sticks and even vandalised the sets of the web series which was located at Ghodbunder Road in Thane
On Wednesday, four unidentified goons entered a set at Thane's Ghodbunder Road and attacked the cast and crew of a web series who were shooting on the set. The cast and crew, who were shooting for an under-production show "Fixer" by ALTBalaji were allegedly attacked by the goons.
According to associate producer Rajveer Ahuja, "We were shooting at Thane-based Shipyard area when some goons came and attacked us with rods and sticks. In that scuffle, over 10 people received grievous injuries of which the web series' Director of Photography, Santosh Tundyal was seriously injured."
Director of Photography Santosh Tundyal suffered major injuries in the attack
The four goons who attacked the cast and crew of the web series also tried to attack actor Mahie Gill. But in the process of saving the actor, DOP Santosh Tundyal suffered major injuries. Santosh Tundyal is a famous DOP who has shot many big-budget Bollywood movies.
While speaking to mid-day, associate producer Rajveer said, "These people even vandalised the vanity van, lights and other valuable equipment which was used for shooting." He further added, "The goons also molested female cast who were present at the set and we feel lucky that we are alive."
I was there when it happened on the sets of fixer at Mira road drunk goons thrashed our unit Santosh thundiyal cameraman got six stitches. Pathetic pic.twitter.com/eWnJ55YXzv— Tigmanshu Dhulia (@dirtigmanshu) June 19, 2019
Filmmaker-actor Tigmanshu Dhulia, who features in the series also took to social networking site Twitter and shared a video where the show's producer Sakett Saawhney and actor Mahie Gill alleged that they were beaten up by drunk goons.
"We were shooting in a factory today with valid permission and due money paid to the location manager. We were shooting since 7 am and around 4.30 pm, some four people barged in, drunk, with sticks and rods in their hands. They attacked our artists, technicians, and crew. They said we cannot shoot there without their permission. There was no scope for dialogue, discussion. They manhandled women, attacked our director of photography, our director has dislocated his shoulder", Sakett said in the video.
Actor Mahie Gill also spoke in the video shared by Tigmanshu. Mahie said, "When the men came to attack her, she ran towards her car and saw that the goons were "hitting people like animals". We are not going to the police as they themselves were telling the goons to hit us," reports IANS.
In the video, Tigmanshu while addressing the audience said that he was present when the attack happened and called the incident "pathetic".
Meanwhile, Indian Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit took to Twitter and shared pictures of the cast and crew being attacked by goons. Ashike Pandit while tagging Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, and DGP Maharashtra in the post wrote: Goons enter the sets of shooting with rods & sticks at a location at Ghodbunder Road, Thane and hit the unit members. Director Soham Shah, Cameraman Santosh Tundyal, Actress Mahi Gill seriously injured. Need immediate help.
With inputs from PTI
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