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Brussels attack delays Onir’s next

Filmmaker Onir’s next film Shab has been delayed when the footage was confiscated from the film’s editor at the Brussels airport after the blast

bollywood Updated: Apr 01, 2016 19:19 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Filmmaker Onir’s new film Shab has been delayed as the film’s stock was confiscated by the authorities in Brussels.

Filmmaker Onir’s upcoming film Shab is in trouble. A member from the director’s team was travelling through Brussels with the film’s stock, when the recent attack happened. Later, during the evacuation of the airport, the authorities confiscated the stock, leading to unforeseen delay.

“My editor was in Brussels along with the entire footage of the film. He was in the Jet Airways flight in transit when they were evacuated and the footage was taken away from him. Now, my entire film is on hold as the authorities are taking some time to release the footage,” says Onir, adding that the tragedy was unfortunate and has moved him deeply.

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“I know this is a very small issue in the larger picture of the tragedy, but we have been directly affected by the attack as the film has got stuck,” says Onir, adding, “We have been communicating with them regularly. But it will take some time. I am hoping to get it back by next week.”

First Published: Apr 01, 2016 19:19 IST