MNS stalls shooting of Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Bbuddah’

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2011, 10:00 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Members of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena targeted Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday by disrupting the shooting of the film `Bbuddah`, being produced by the actor`s production house, AB Corp.

The cine wing of the party which is led by Raj Thakeray, stalled the shooting of upcoming film ‘Bbuddah’ which stars the actor in the lead. The shooting was going on at United Mills in Mumbai when MNS activists stormed the sets. The activists disrupted the work on the set alleging that foreigners with no work permit were part of a song sequence.

Speaking to a daily, a member of the cine wing of MNS said, "We found out that most of the foreigners shooting on the film set were without work permits. We filed a complaint with Shivaji Park police station and requested them to raid the set. All the papers of the 17 foreigners on the set have been confiscated and taken by the police which are being verified."

Ameya Khopkar, president of the cine wing of the MNS said, "We will not allow Amitabh Bachchan to shoot as what his company has done is completely illegal and against the law. Here our people are not getting work and his company is hiring foreigners who don`t have work permits and there are some whose visas have expired in 2009."

Khopkar further said, "The film unit has not even taken permission for the shooting from the local police which is mandatory for any film shoot. We have lodged our complaint and the police has promised to take against the AB Corp."

DCP S Mahavarkar has stated that the police are investigating the complaint and papers of the foreigners working on the film set are being examined at present.

Big B, however, remained unavailable for comment.