Two motorcycle borne assailants opened fire at the Film City at Goregaon east in Mumbai on Friday, very close to where superstar Amitabh Bachchan was shooting, leaving the owner of a security agency critically injured.
Bachchan, who said the incident took place just 20 feet from where he was shooting, tweeted that a person was killed in the "gangwar shootout".
The 1873 - Okay !! Shooting at Film City .. and a gang war shootout 20 feet from where we are ... !!1 dead .. cops all over ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 22, 2015
He, however, tweeted a correction later to say no one had died.
T 1873 - Correction : in gang shoot out where I was shooting in Film City person shot at is NOT dead . He has been taken to hospital ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 22, 2015
According to police, the assailants struck around 2pm at one of Mumbai's most favoured shooting locations.
Raju Shinde (45), a labour-cum-security contractor, who was seated on a chair under a tree suffered bullet injury and was taken to Nanavati Hospital, they said.
The two assailants, who are yet to be identified, opened fire at Shinde, who owns the security agency. Shinde is also an office bearer of Shiv Sena's film wing, Chitrapat Sena.
He received two bullets injuries in his abdomen and one on the right hand, said additional commissioner of police Fateh Singh Patil.
"After the firing, the assailants were chased by another security guard and both attackers ran away leaving their motorcycle in the jungle of Aarey," he said.
"We have seized the motorcycle. We are finding out the details," Patil added.
It is not clear what Bachchan was filming when the incident took place. He has been working out at the gym for an untitled film but is yet to reveal the details about the project.