Director thanks motorist who interrupts shoot
When Times of India got in touch with director Ramprakash to learn more, he said, “Actually, I am happy that the public is now aware of its rights. Not only are they aware, they are also stepping forward to question those they think are on the wrong side of the law. That is a welcome change.”
So, why exactly did the scuffle take place and how was it resolved?
Narrates the director, “We were shooting a sequence for the film on Arcot Road in the city. The shot was such that cameras had to be placed atop buildings. So, the public were unaware that we were shooting a film. According to the scene, the villain, played by Asif, was to have an argument with a boy. As the scene was being enacted, a motorist passing that way and unaware that we were shooting, stopped to intervene on behalf of the boy. Asif, the actor, mistaking the motorist to be a junior artist, went ahead with the scene and struck him. The issue was resolved after we intervened and explained the situation to him. But before the motorist left, I made it a point to thank him.”