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02-13-2009, 10:51 PM #1
Rajasthan HC STOPS Salman Khan?s SHOOT at AMER FORT
Jaipur: Shooting of Salman Khan' film Veer at historic Amer Fort here will be discontinued with the Rajasthan High Court today ordering the film unit to pack up its bags from the protected monuments where a wall collapsed during filming on Thursday.
While ordering the film unit to stop shooting, a Division Bench comprising Justice Ashok Parihar and Justice G S Sarraf also issued a notice to the state government to explain why strict norms related to "protected" historical monuments were not followed in the case.
"Money and greed, coupled with power create blindness, madness and the person becomes totally insane and insensitive. When the government and public authorities indulge in such practice, a great havoc is created resulting in chaos all around. The episode and mishap happened in Amer Palace, Jaipur yesterday is a glaring example of the same," the court said.
Besides, Bollywood star Salman Khan the film Veer also features state tourism minister Bina Kak.
The court took a strong view on yesterday's incident in which at least 15 onlookers, including two cameramen, were injured when a portion of wall at the historic Amer Fort collapsed during shooting of the film.