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Security men to protect Mallika Sherawat
May 23, 2008 8:12:15 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
When MAAN GAYE MUGHAL-E-AZAM shoot almost came to a stand still...
Producer Ratan Jain had a tough time with the Pondicherry schedule of MAAN GAYE MUGHAL-E-AZAM. Not that there was a problem with the film's lead pair Mallika Sherawat and Rahul Bose. In fact Mallika and Rahul got along famously as co-stars. It was the massive public that had thronged the sets to catch a glimpse of the sexy Sherawat.
Jain's repeated pleas to the people to keep their distance fell before deaf ears. The crowd just did not budge, refusing to keep their hands off Malika Sherawat. "This practically brought the shooting to a standstill. Fans kept gheraoing Mallika refusing to leave her alone. No matter what we did, they refused to leave and made extra efforts to come close and catch a glimpse of the actress," a unit member revealed.
Producer Ratan Jain confirmed the incident saying, "Yes the situation had become slightly desperate and before it could go out of our hands I made bandobast of 100 security men immediately. Mallika is the lead actress of my film. Hence she was my responsibility and it was my duty to see that there is optimum safety as a producer. I hired a local agency for her protection."