Dev D actress Mahie Gill and crew of web series ‘Fixer’ attacked by drunk goons

Nation Next Newsroom | Jun 20, 2019 15:10

Actress Mahie Gill, producer Sakett Saawhney and crew members were attacked by drunk goons during shoot of web series ‘Fixer’ near Ghodbunder Road in Thane.
Producer Sakett Saawhney and actress Mahie Gill along with other crew members. (Screen grab from the video)

In a shocking incident, actress Mahie Gill, producer Sakett Saawhney and other crew members were attacked by drunk goons during the shoot of the ALTBalaji’s web series ‘Fixer’ near Ghodbunder Road near Thane. The incident was shared by filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia on Twitter through a video, in which the team is narrating the incident, which took place at around 4:30 pm.

Producer of the web series Sakett Saawhney, while narrating the incident said, “We were shooting in a factory today with valid permission and due money paid to the location manager. We were shooting since 7 am and around 4.30 pm, some four people barged in, drunk, with sticks and rods in their hands.”

Sakett added, “They attacked our artistes, technicians and crew. They said we cannot shoot there without their permission. There was no scope for dialogue, discussion. They manhandled women, attacked our director of photography, our director has dislocated his shoulder.”

Mahie Gill said that when the men came to attack her, she ran towards her car and saw that the goons were ‘hitting people like animals.’ Alleging that the police encouraged the goons, Mahie said, “We are not going to the police as they themselves were telling the goons to hit us.”

Sakett claimed that when the police patrol vehicle arrived, they narrated the incident to the police but the police shut the compound door, demanded money and didn’t let the crew collect their belongings. Sakett said, “They said come to court and then take your stuff. This is total harassment. We have consciously taken a call to not file a police complaint as you will call the other party, give them an NC (non-cognisable offence) and they will be out on bail.”

Sakett added, “We, on the other hand, will forever be running to the court and be branded as ‘criminals’. It is harassment for the industry.”