The team of the show levelled the allegations through a video shared by Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is acting in the series.
Goons allegedly beat up Mahie Gill and the team of Ekta Kapoor’s web-series, Fixer
Mumbai - 20 Jun 2019 11:44 IST
Updated : 12:06 IST
The actors and crew of Ekta Kapoor’s ALTBalaji’s upcoming web-series, Fixer, were allegedly beaten up by unknown goons while they were shooting in Thane’s Ghodbunder Road yesterday, 19 June. This included Hindi film actress Mahie Gill. Director and actor Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is acting in the show, shared a video where the crew members have levelled the allegations.
“We were shooting today in Ghodbunder Road in a factory. We have valid permission. We have paid money to the location manager. We have been shooting from 7 am. Suddenly around 4 or 4:30 am, four drunk men arrived with rods and sticks and they mercilessly beat up our unit, artistes, and technicians,” said the show’s producer Sakett Saawhney.
He added, “They took away their equipment. They said this location is theirs and we can’t shoot here without their permission. There was no scope for dialogue and discussion. They badly manhandled women and our artistes. They beat up our senior DoP (director of photography). Our director has dislocated his shoulder. Even our driver and assistant have got hurt.”
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
Gill narrated her experience saying, “They started hitting me. I ran and sat in the car. I saw they were just hitting people as if hitting some animals. This is the first time I have seen such a thing.”
The team said that they are not going to the police because the cops themselves were allegedly encouraging the goons to go ahead and hit them. “We told the police that all this happened with us. They came in our compound and closed the gate and said that we won’t get our equipment until we pay them. We will then have to go to court and take our equipment.
“We have consciously decided not to complain to the police. They will call the other party and grant them bail by giving an NC (non-cognisable offence). We will be forced to visit courts for years and we will be branded criminals. It is harassment for the industry. It is harassment for all of us,” said Saawhney.
Gill added in the end, “Police has become the biggest gunda.”