Hundred bodyguards to guard MallikaMay 23rd, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Pondicherry schedule of “Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam” came to a standstill when thousands flocked the set to have a glimpse of Bollywood’s most sought after glam girl Mallika Sherawat, who plays the female lead in the film and producer Ratan Jain had to hire 100 security men to keep them at bay. Confirming the incident, Jain said: “Yes the situation had become slightly desperate and before it could go out of hand, I immediately made arrangement for 100 security men. Mallika is the lead actress of my film. Hence she is 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.”
Jain’s repeated pleas to the people to keep their distance fell on deaf ears. The crowd just did not budge, refusing to keep their hands off Mallika.
“This practically brought the shooting to a standstill. Fans kept gheraoing Mallika and refused to leave her alone. No matter what we did, they refused to leave and tried to come closer for a glimpse of the actress,” a unit member revealed.
After “Pyaar Ke Side Effects” this is Mallika’s second film with Rahul Bose and both the actors got along famously as co-stars.
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