The upcoming Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha starrer Rowdy Rathore directed by Prabhu Deva has run into trouble while shooting in Hampi. Apparently, due to the presence of the actors and the entire unit on location; tourists were prevented from entering and taking in the delights of the Vijaynagar-era structures.
The shooting locations included different places at the heritage site including the Vijaya Vittala temple, Lotus Mahal, Maha Navami Dibba and several other historic places. Hampi which is a UNESCO world heritage site was invaded with the production house vehicles, including generator and equipment vehicles, the vanity vans of actors and cars carrying crewmembers that drove into the Vijaya Vittala temple area despite a prohibition.
Apparently, vehicles have been banned near protected monuments since November 15, 2010.
If the prohibitions weren't enough, the unit also ran into trouble with an argument that stirred with the locals who claimed that the makers had violated the law by not employing 30% of the workforce from the state. However, when the local Karnataka Film Artistes Association insisted on the inclusion of the local work force, the unit packed the ongoing shoot with actors Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and 50 other dancers and left.
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