The shooting of the Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Kites’ recently came to a halt. The actors were shooting for a song in Filmistan Studios, Goregaon West, when suddenly a few policemen and a local NGO raided the film’s sets and 30 foreigners were ordered to leave the sets immediately. These 30 dancers were asked not to be part of the song, as they did not have the required work permit.
According to our source, “Rakesh Roshan (producer) and Anurag Basu (director) were taken aback when the film’s sets was raided. It was a surprise security check. The raid revealed that 30 foreigners who were dancing in the background did not have a proper work permit. Only a few dancers had their papers in place because of which they were not in trouble.
However, it took a couple of hours for the production team to resume with the song’s shooting with the substitute dancers. And this time, without taking any more risks, the team got Indian dancers for the song.
Justifying his act, Rakesh Roshan said, “A man called Bunty Srivastava from a human rights association came on the sets and asked for certain papers. We had everything in place as I had taken official permission from the Federation and the Guild informing them that I needed foreigners for this particular shoot. I was not asked to make any changes.”
Let’s hope Rakesh Roshan’s much anticipated ‘Kites’ will soar high after coming out of the initial rough patch.