Yesterday, a team of Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (MNCKS) visited the set in suburban Kandivali along with police officials in order to stop the shooting of the John Abraham starrer Force 2. The reason cited was that there were some foreign artists who were working on the film sets without any kind of valid documents.
Shalini Thackeray (working President-MNCKS) said that they had reported to the police that nearly 30 foreigners were shooting on the sets of Force 2 and that they wanted the police officials to verify whether they were working on a tourist visa or had proper work permit. Post her lodging a formal complaint, the police officials visited Force 2‘s sets and did a thorough verification of the aforementioned documents. When the verifications were being carried out, they found out that while some of the artists were on tourist visa, the others had work permit. And ones who did not have permit were taken out.
Shalini Thackeray strongly opined that the police should do a verification of such (aforementioned) persons as it was more of a national security issue. While she assured that the film’s shoot will be resumed from tomorrow, in the meanwhile, she also is planning to speak to the Police Commissioner in order to find a solution to this.
Besides John Abraham, Force 2 (which happens to be the sequel of the 2011 hit Force) also stars Sonakshi Sinha and is being directed by Abhinay Deo.