The squabbles and stress-levels on the locations for Navdeep Singh's Rock The Shaadi seem never-ending. Just after we heard of locals at Alwar disrupting the shooting now comes the news of two prominent crew persons nearly coming to blows on location in Rajasthan.
The shooting had to be halted and the two squabbling crew members, Assistant Director (AD) Abhishek Sengupta and writer Mayank Tiwari had to be pacified by cast and crew including Abhay Deol, Genelia D'Souza and Kushal Punjabi.
Matters between the two crew members stand at an impasse awaiting the producer's intervention.
Said a source, "It got really ugly between Abhishek and Mayank. You see, apart from being a writer on board for Rock The Shaadi, Mayank is also in charge of organizing various things on location. The squabble happened over some junior artistes for a crowd scene that Mayank was supposed to arrange. Abhishek was dissatisfied with the arrangement. He lost his temper. Soon the two were screaming at one another. Some maa-bahen gaalis also flew around. By this time we had all gathered .Some of us rushed forward to separate them before they came to blows."
When we asked actor Kushal Punjabi who plays one of the leads in Rock The Shaadi he feigned ignorance over the incident. "Apparently something did happen but I wasn't on location," said Kushal.
When contacted producer Siddharth Jain admitted there was difference of opinion between the two crew members. "But no physical blows, etc! Abhishek and Mayank did have an argument. Everyone saw it. I just need to sit them down together and sort it out."
This is the second unpleasant incident on the location of Rock The Shaadi. Shooting in Alwar got disrupted by the locals.
Says Sid Jain, "That was a nightmare. Those locals in Alwar have no fear of the law or protocol. They kept disrupting our shooting and extorting money from us. And when we warned them they said, 'Do what you like.' This is the second time we were harassed on location by locals. Even while shooting in Delhi we went through a similar experience. One thing is for sure. We're never going back to Alwar to shoot."