Ever since the Hrishita Bhatt-produced Shakal Pe Mat Ja hit the floors, the film has been in troubled waters. After reports that the Censor Board rejected five of its promos citing objectionable language as the reason, it’s learnt that director-actor Shubh Mukherjee is getting abusive calls from an unknown Pakistani number. He filed an FIR at Versova Police Station on Sunday.
“My manager and I have been getting calls. Initially, it was fine but suddenly this person started speaking in a completely different tone, which was abusive. He tried to scare us by saying things like, ‘I will see how you guys release the film’, ‘It has vulgar content’ and ‘How can we make fun of terrorism,’” says Shubh.
Initially, the debutant director wasn’t sure about the origin of the calls. “But when the calls became regular, I got to know from someone that it’s a Pakistani number. Initially, the person tried troubling me on Facebook. Later, he must have got my number from the production people and he started calling me directly,” he says, adding he isn’t “worried about it”. “I went to the police station and filed an FIR because it’s my duty. Everyone including Hrishita knows about it,” says Shubh.