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Ekta Kapoor’s press invite upsets cops

Filmmakers Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupta are in trouble with the Mumbai police for the press invite to the launch of their film, Shootout at Wadala. So, what's wrong with that? Read on to find out. PIC INSIDE

bollywood Updated: Mar 01, 2012 01:01 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times
Ekta Kapoor,Sanjay Gupta,Shootout at Wadala

Filmmakers Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupta are in trouble with the Mumbai police. The reason being a press invite for the launch of their film, Shootout at Wadala, that resembles a summons from the commissioner of police.

Moreover, the invite was delivered by two men dressed as cops. Miffed with the makers for using the national emblem and mentioning the commissioner in the invite, the Mumbai Police say they are looking into the matter.

The controversial press invite of Shootout At Wadala (Photo: HT City)

“We were not aware of this invite. We are definitely looking into the matter. Nobody is supposed to use the commissioner’s designation and the national emblem,” says Nisar Tamboli, DCP Crime and Mumbai Police spokesperson.

Producer Ekta Kapoor says that if required, she is ready to apologise. “My father scolded me for this. I am embarrassed and ready to apologise,” she says.

Director Sanjay Gupta says that their intention was not to offend the police. “The invite is sent by Bombay Police which is a non-existent entity and the emblem used is also mock. In fact, since our film is about the first recorded police encounter, we have taken the police’s help for our research,” he says.

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First Published: Feb 29, 2012 17:29 IST