Salman’s Rajasthan nightmare continues
The Rajasthan High Court stayed the shooting of a Salman Khan-starrer movie Veer after a wall at the entrance to the palace in the historic Amber Fort in Jaipur collapsed as hundreds of fans crowded against it. Sachin Saini reports.Updated: Feb 14, 2009 01:08 IST
The Rajasthan High Court on Friday stayed the shooting of a Salman Khan-starrer movie Veer after a wall at the entrance to the palace in the historic Amber Fort in Jaipur collapsed on Thursday afternoon as hundreds of fans crowded against it. Fifteen people were injured in the incudent.
The court has issued notices to various wings of the state government and authorities responsible for the upkeep of the monument.
A division bench comprising Justices Ashok Parihar and GS Sarraf sought a detailed report on how permission was granted to construct a huge set and shoot the film Veer there, even though photography and video filming are not permitted for tourists.
Coming down heavily on the authorities, the bench said, “Money and greed, coupled with power create blindness, madness and the person becomes totally insane and insensitive. When the government and public authorities indulge in such practice, great havoc is created, resulting in chaos. The episode and mishap in Amber Palace is a glaring example of the same.”
Amber Development and Management Authority CEO Salauddin Ahmed said, “It was the government’s decision to permit the shoot.”
Film director Anil Sharma said, “We do not have any role in the issue. Till now, we did not get time to represent ourselves and the production unit is not responsible for the incident.”
First Published: Feb 14, 2009 01:07 IST