Rajkumar Rao and Shruti Hassan starrer ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ has run into fresh trouble as director Ajay K Pannalal along with the film’s producer, Tony D’souza, got arrested, in Mumbai, on Thursday. They have been accused of hurting religious sentiments.
It all started after a poster was released online on April 4, 2017, featuring actor Rajkummar Rao, in Lord Shiva’s get-up and seated on a silver motorbike with a UP number plate.
according to hindustantimes, the producer, who has helmed films such as Blue (2009) and Boss (2013), was arrested for hurting religious sentiments. The source confirmed the arrest and said that the lawyer would give an official statement soon.
“The Police had come from Jalandhar to Mumbai with the arrest warrant for the director [Ajay K Pannalal] and the producer [Tony D’souza]. Both of them were taken for medical examination and were taken into custody. They have not been granted bail,” informs the source.
When media contacted Versova Police Station, Mumbai, they denied any such arrest. “As of now, there is no entry in our register, so we cannot say anything. Only when our senior officer comes, we can confirm,” says an official.
Explaining the look, Rajkummar had said in an earlier interview, “My character Gattu works in this Jagran Mandali owned by Shruti’s (Hassan) character’s family in the film, and Gattu plays Shiva in it.”
The film is slated to release on June 9, 2017.