The media outlets this week are filled with reports of filmmaker-actor Mahesh Manjrekar being involved in a road rage incident on Friday 15 January on the Pune-Solapur highway whenMahesh allegedly slapped and abused a commuter whose vehicle banged into Mahesh’s car .
While Mahesh on the complainant’s say-so has been slapped with a police complaint the director, currently directing Antim: The Final Truth with Salman Khan, spoke exclusively to me.
He said, “The whole thing is very foolish. Someone dashes into my car from behind. I believe he was drunk. He complains the next day.And the whole things turns into a media circus.”
Mahesh feels he erred by not filing a police complaint himself. “It is quite appalling. My car was destroyed. I was on my way to a shooting, so I decided to ignore the incident. My silly mistake. I should have gone to the police first.”