Behen Hogi Teri Producer Arrested For Hurting Religious Sentiments

….He Is Still Not Sure How, Though

When filmmaker Tony d’Souza(who directed Akshay Kumar in Blueand Boss) woke up on Thursday morning he had no idea what nightmarish  incidents lay in store for him.A police squad from Punjab swooped down on Tony and new director Ajay K Pannalalwith an arrest warrant for hurting religious sentiments.

Initially Tony was completely at sea about the allegation. It took him a  while to  figure that he was in serious trouble for a sequence inBehen Hogi Teri the new rom-com produced byTony and  directed by Pannalal,featuring Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan where the former is seen dressed as Lord Shiva.

A close friend of Tony says the director is in state of shock. “He had no idea of what was going on. And then when he  grew aware  of the situation  he found himself battling the law on his own. His co-producer Amul Vikas Mohan and Nitin Upadhyay have switched off their mobiles and  gone underground , leaving Tony to  face the music.”

The Punjab police allegedly escorted Tony to Punjab from Mumbai on Friday .

I managed  to have  brief  conversations with Tony on  Thursday night and Friday morning and all he said was, “I can’t say anything right now.”

It is significant that Tony is booked for showing an actor dressed as Lord Shiva when Raj Kumar  Hirani’s PK had a whole lengthy chase sequence featuring an actor dressed as Lord Shiva which ended in the loo.

According to  a source close  to Tony, “This is what we’ve come to in this country.Filmmakers will be picked randomly and taken away. No one is sure any more of what causes offence and what is permissible in our cinema.”

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