NSUI Activists Protest Against Pooja Bhatt's Film Shoot

NSUI Activists Protest Against Pooja Bhatt's Film Shoot

NSUI activists here today protested against the ongoing shooting of a film by Bollywood actress Pooja Bhatt at the Central Jail and accused the unit’s private guard of thrashing them, a day after she had a spat with the district police chief.

The members of ruling Congress party’s youth wing staged the protest also against the alleged misbehaviour with district SP Hariprasad Sharma on Saturday by the film unit members during the shoot in collectorate premises.

Sharma, for his part, said "the matter (of verbal spat between him and Pooja Bhatt) has already been settled and there is no issue".

The shooting today was in progress inside the central jail where the youths came and shouted slogans against Pooja Bhatt and demanded apology from her.

They alleged that private guards of the film unit hit them during the protest.

Police said the protesters were soon dispersed and the situation was well under control.

"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.

Police said there is no complaint from the film unit side. However, one security guard of the jail said he was hit by a stone pelted by an unidentified person from the protesters, they said.

A verbal spat between crew members of a film Bad and the SP Udaipur had taken place on Saturday when he was allegedly stopped by the unit from entering into his chamber due to the film shoot.

Bhatt had alleged the police officer used abusive language at the set but Sharma refuted the charge.

Hariprasad Sharma, when contacted, said the police

dispersed the mob when they tried to create a hurdle in the shooting.

"The matter (of verbal spat between him and Pooja Bhatt) has already been settled and there is no issue. Today, some local activists protested at the jail but the police removed them from there within no time", he said.

After the incident, Pooja Bhatt lashed out at NSUI at Twitter and said the activists threatened to stop the shooting.

"50-75 ppl claiming to be from NSUI have barged into Central Jail, Udaipur, shouting slogans against me + threatening to shut down my shoot. If I were alone, I would tackle them HEADON! But I happen to have a unit of 100. I am responsible for equipments as well", she wrote on her Twitter account.

Bhatt, thanking the jail authority for dealing with the protesters, said the shooting resumed.

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