Eight RIOT squad police cars with 30 officers were called in to control a brawl that broke out at a Bollywood party in Sydney, in which DJ Bally Sagoo was performing. Sagoo, who was playing at Art House Hotel in Sydney’s City Center on Sunday night, said, “A fight happened in the club 20 minutes after I had started performing. Someone stabbed another person with a knife. The cops were called and the show was cancelled. We are figuring out fresh dates for the show now.” Fans of the DJ were upset that the event never took off.
We asked other popular DJs whether they’ve had similar experiences abroad. “It all depends on the security and how they manage such brawls. Places where arrangements are good, people who create problems are picked up without even getting noticed, but at some places, the issue is blown out of proportion. Although it’s a huge disappointment to the person who is performing, we have to take it with a pinch of salt,” says DJ Hussain. DJ Sumit Sethi, who recently did a show in Las Vegas, says, “Abroad, a lot of preparation is done before any such show since people are deprived of good Bollywood events there. It’s disappointing if something goes wrong.”
DJ Monty points out, “No matter which part of the world you are in, there are always some rowdy elements in the crowd. But mostly such brawls are taken care of. Plus, the console area where we stand is a no-entry area.”
-Inputs from Neha Sharma