After the black buck controversy, Salman Khan and Rajasthan are in the news once again. As per the latest reports coming in from the state capital, Jaipur, the shooting of Anil Sharma's magnum opus, VEER, starring Salman Khan was suspended following court orders.
The shooting of VEER was going on smoothly at the historic Amer Fort when a chance accident resulted in injury to around 15 onlookers, mostly women and children, who had gathered to watch the shooting of the film. The accident happened when a wall situated inside the fort collapsed under the weight of the onlookers after police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd gathered there to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars.
The permission for shooting at the historic fort had become a subject of debate between the present government and the opposition, and the former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat had made a surprise visit to the fort and had expressed his displeasure vocally. In fact, the Vasundhara Raje government is said to have spent a fortune on the renovation of the fort and the accident only resulted in confirming their worst fear of damage to the historic fort.
The shooting which had resumed after the accident, came to a halt following court orders and will remain suspended for two more days, Saturday and Sunday being holidays. And on Monday, director Anil Sharma's lawyers will go to court and challenge the order.