When you look at the video, you know the man who is holding the phone … has a plan.
The plan is to go near Sanjay Leela Bhansali by hook or by crook…. And then physically hurt him.
The assault video was made live within an hour. The man who shot it surely wanted it to go viral.
The idiot is absolutely spot on because the video (below) is now playing on every news channel in India.
One more look at the video and you understand that most of the people participating in the ‘protest’ don’t actually know what they were exactly doing apart from the fact that they were acting crazy on a plain rumour.
My journalist sources confirm, that many of these protestors were just hired to get this hit job done.
“They knew that they are storming into the film set of a leading filmmaker and they are just supposed to run around like raging bulls. Probably, they were paid money to do this,” my journalist friend tells me. He is a local and knows the group very well.
The police were caught unawares because there were no threats and no advance declaration of this protest.
It was just a few hundred people storming into the sets, smashing and throwing the filming equipment on the ground and assaulting the film crew.
This is not only deplorable, this is beyond tragic.
These people should be arrested and put behind bars. Not only they have physically assaulted the film crew and broken the law, this is cultural terrorism.
Sadly, we don’t have a law for cultural terrorism.
The assault on Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a national shame. This is not some protest against the script of a film. This is a direct physical assault on a leading filmmaker in India. The nation watched in horror as dirty hands punched him in the ear and pulled him by the hair.
We, as a nation, are looking like a bunch of nincompoops who can’t even protect our own filmmakers.
This assault reminds me of the more dastardly attack on filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri in Kolkata last year where his car was smashed. At the end of the ordeal, he suffered a broken shoulder.
Pity, not too many people stood up for him at that time.
I am glad Sanjay Leela Bhansali has got the support he needs. And he has all of us behind him at this time.
I am told that he is still shaken by the act and in a state of shock.