NSUI activists vandalize Pooja Bhatt's 'Bad' sets

Added by harini on Jul 25, 2013

Actress turned filmmaker Pooja Bhatt’s under-production movie ‘Bad’ has run into trouble yet again.

On Tuesday, National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists disrupted the shooting by vandalizing the set.

“50-75 ppl (sic) claiming to be from NSUI have barged into Central Jail Udaipur shouting slogans against me threatening to shut down my shoot,” Pooja Bhatt tweeted.

“If I were alone I would tackle them HEADON! But I happen to have a unit of 100. I am responsible for equipment as well,” the filmmaker added.

Police has to intervene to calm the situation.

“The protestors, who were demanding that the shooting be shut down, alleged the private security guards of Pooja Bhatt hit them when they were protesting. They gave a complaint to Surajpole police station, which is being examined", police said.

On Saturday, Bhatt accused IPS officer Hari Prasad Sharma, deputed as superintendent of police (SP) in Udaipur, of manhandling her film crew after he was asked for an identification card when entering his office in the district collectorate where the shooting was taking place.

After the incident, Bhatt Sunday wrote to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, demanding action against Sharma.

The protestors who barged into the movie sets on Tuesday were supporting the police officer and said the film producer and her crew misbehaved with Sharma when he was entering his office for some important government work.

"Pooja Bhatt blew the matter out of proportion. She has Twitter and many other platforms to express herself. The police officer didn't have a chance to tell his side of story. We would not allow this thing to happen," said a protestor.

Pooja Bhatt on her part maintained that she is a victim of politics.

“I am being made a scapegoat by warring political parties who's (sic) clamor for power is inducing this goon like behavior!" said a tweet from Ms Bhatt.

“(I) have resumed work but unfortunately one of the constables was injured while trying to disperse the mob. How can this behavior be condoned?" she added.

‘Bad’ schedule to release next year stars Randeep Hooda.

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