Mumbai: Movie sets not only stage best performances on the camera but sometimes it also captures some off camera action that are remembered for years to come. Such an incident was recently witnessed on the sets of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Pathan’ which left everyone shocked! Reportedly the director of movies like ‘War’ and ‘Bang Bang!’, Siddharth Anand got into a nasty brawl with one of the assistants on the sets of his next megastar movie ‘Pathan’ that literally stalled shoot for a day.
Giving a sneak-peak on what happened on the sets of ‘Pathan’ an insider told us every detail on the condition of anonymity, he said, “Siddharth is known for having a certain temperament on the sets. Given that he’s the captain of the ship, he didn’t like how a particular assistant was behaving during work. He also wanted all phones to be kept away but the assistant didn’t pay heed to any of his requests. He followed the behaviour for some time and then confronted him. That led to a big argument but people thought it was just that. Shooting resumed post that break.”
When everyone thought it was the end, a major fight ensued. Telling about it the insider further revealed, “The assistant kept abusing Siddharth and bad-mouthing him to other workers on the set. This reached Siddharth and he was furious. He went out and literally slapped the guy who in turn slapped him back. There was huge chaos on the sets and shooting had to be stalled for the day.” What followed the story was a little fierce. On the immediate next day the team headed for the shoot at YRF, where the assistant was fired from the job.
However, there is a total different story of the same incident, that another source shared saying, “The truth of the matter is that a light-man was slightly injured while doing his job and he was being tended to. But a junior artist was taking a video of the incident with an ulterior motive to circulate it. Siddharth Anand first instructed the said person to not to do the same as it was highly insensitive. However, he was slyly trying to do the same again. That’s when the director, as the leader of the team, sternly asked him to handover his mobile phone and exit the set. The junior artist, however, became aggressive and the security immediately escorted him out of the sets.”
Well, Siddharth Anand is one of the prominent names of the Bollywood industry who has given us many hit movies as a movie writer and director. Siddharth started his career as an assistant director in 2001 with film ‘Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi’ and he then penned down ‘Hum Tum’ (2004) before making his directorial debut with the romantic comedy ‘Salaam Namaste’ which came in 2005. In his succeful career as a director, Siddharth has also helmed movies like ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’, ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, ‘Anjaana Anjaani’, ‘Bang Bang!’ and ‘War’ which got him nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Director.