Hanumant Rao Patil, a notorious film federation employee (FWICE) barged into Salman Khan's shoot and stopped it. The shoot was taking place in Mehboob Studios in Bandra.
"Patil, a self-styled king (read mafia lord), who has been going on upstaging Bollywood shoots for the past few months and tormenting filmmakers in the Hindi cinema industry, recently stopped a commercial shoot featuring the actor. In fact Salman was left cooling his heels in his vanity van. And this unpleasant incident has not gone down too well with the other members of FWICE," reports Mumbai Mirror.
Patil reportedly asked Raman Lamba, in charge of the production, to cough up Rs 66,000. Introducing himself as the head of 'Still photography Department' of the FWICE, Patil asked Lamba to pay up the required sum before continuing with the shoot, as he's not registered with the organisation, according to the tabloid.
"Stopping Salman's shoot is just not done. The same goes for any other shoot actually. FWICE is not here to inconvenience people. We don't demand money from people. We resolve issues amicably. What Patil is doing is just not done," the Vice Chairman of Allied Mazdoor Union, a part of FWICE, Prem Singh Thakur told the tabloid.
As for Patil, the federation has now decided to take strict action against him. "Patil has been harassing filmmaker for a long time. We want to sack him very soon," a member informed Mumbai Mirror.