After Kangana Ranaut shared a video of litter on Deepika Padukone’s film sets, Goa-based line producer Dilip Borkar, who had been hired by Karan Johar’s production firm, hits back at the actress and said she doesn’t know the ground realities.
Deepika Padukone along with Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi are currently shooting for Shakun Batra’s untitled next backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma production. But now the same film’s crew and shooting location are making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Karan Johar’s production house came under fire after Kangana Ranaut re-tweeted a video of KJo’s team allegedly littering on the roadside in Goa. The video saw dumped PPE kits and other unsegregated garbage used by the crew on the sets of KJo’s next.
Well, soon after Kangana highlighted the issue on Twitter, Goa-based line producer Dilip Borkar, who had been hired by the Karan Johar’s production firm, hit back at the actress and said she doesn’t know the ground realities. During a press conference in Panaji on Wednesday Goa-based line producer Dilip Borkar, said, “No one knows the ground reality. Kangana Ranaut does not know anything about what is happening here. This is wrong. She is spoiling Goa’s name there are efforts to defame us. We do not know why maybe because Dharma Production is involved or Karan Johar’s name is involved.”
“The garbage was disposed of by a local contractor appointed by the village Panchayat every day. Only on Sunday, he failed to do so, after which the photos went viral,” Borkar added. According to a report in Times of India, soon after the pictures and videos of litter on the sets went viral and erupted the controversy, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a government agency which oversees film-shoot related regulation, issued a show-cause notice to Borkar.
Highlighting the issue, Ms. Ranaut Tweeted, “Movie industry is not a virus just for the moral fibre n culture of this nation but it has become very destructive and harmful for the environment also, @PrakashJavdekar ji @moefccAsee this disgusting, filthy, irresponsible behaviour by so-called big production houses, pls help,” “Their insensitive and inconsiderate attitude is absolutely appalling, film units need strict rules about women safety, modern ecological resolves, good medical facilities and food quality check for workers, we need the government to assign a proper department to inspect these aspects,” read her following tweet.