Salman Khan calls off shoot due to safety issues
After three crewmembers of Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2 were injured in a mishap at Mehboob Studio, Bandra, on Saturday, the actor has given the makers strict orders to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.Updated: Jun 25, 2012 18:04 IST
After three crewmembers of Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2 were injured in a mishap at Mehboob Studio, Bandra, on Saturday, the actor has given the makers strict orders to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.
The incident took place during the shoot of an action sequence that involved a car which jumped further than it was supposed to. It landed right in front of the still-photographer Ajay Thakur, who has been injured along with stuntmen Rupesh Mantri and Sudesh Kumar. A source says, “Salman has called off Sunday’s shoot. Only once all the safety measures are in place and he is completely satisfied with them, will we begin shooting again.”
The actor was so worried that he promptly got his crew admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra. Only once he was convinced that they were in good hands, did he leave for Mehboob Studio. Within 10 minutes post that, Salman was seen riding a bike back home. The source adds, “He came back to give us strict orders that, no matter how long it takes, all safety measures needed to be double-checked and he wouldn’t shoot until things were taken care of.”
Director Arbaaz Khan says, “In spite of taking all precautionary measures, accidents do happen. Luckily, nothing major happened. The injuries are minor. The guys were immediately given first aid and rushed to the hospital. We’re doing everything to the best of our abilities to ensure that they are fine. I personally met the doctors, so the tension has eased. Salman and I have decided to resume the shoot once we sort out and fix a few things. Inshallah, we’ll start work from today.” The three crewmembers were reportedly out of danger at the time of going to press.
First Published: Jun 25, 2012 13:14 IST