Karachi: The set of Indian filmmaker Hasnain Hyderabadwala's upcoming Pakistani-directorial venture 'Shor Sharaba' recently turned "noisy" when the Punjab (Pakistan) police barged into the premises and allegedly misbehaved with the crew members and damaged the equipment.
The area police officials even ordered Hyderabadwala and Indian choreographer Reshma Khan to halt the shooting immediately, reports the Express Tribune.
The shooting, which was taking place at a farmhouse, few kilometres away from Wagah border in Lahore, was interrupted by the cops citing "noise pollution" as the reason; but the cast and crew had a different story to tell.
According to producer Sohail Khan, "This incident has disheartened our Indian team members in particular."
The Punjab police officials, as told by Khan, created a huge hue and cry on the location and slapped the cast members.
"This act did not only hurt us physically but has also left a bad impression for foreign investors. After such interventions, no one will want to visit our country for film-making," he added.
Actress Meera, known for her Indian flicks like 'Kasak' and 'Nazar,' was shooting for a song when the police arrived.
According to 39-year-old actress, such incidents never happen when Pakistani artists perform in India or other countries.
"All around the world, police are not allowed to enter the shooting premises without permission. We should act like civilised people and treat foreign artists like guests," she added.
However, keeping his will power alive, the producer has decided to continue with the shooting.
The only question that is constantly pitching his mind is, "wonder why the Indian cast was targeted right now when they have been around for a month."