Sudhir Mishra Cancels Delhi Shoot, Says It's Unsafe For Women in His Crew

  | February 23, 2015 19:03 IST
Sudhir Mishra

Sudhir Mishra withheld the shooting of Aur Devdas in Delhi over safety concerns

"I love Delhi but shooting in the citys outskirts can be frightening," said Sudhir Mishra

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra has cancelled the Delhi schedule of his next film Aur Devdas, saying it was unsafe for women members of his film crew to shoot in the capital.

On February 20, Mr Mishra wrote on Twitter: "Today my shoot was cancelled because the line producer could not guarantee the safety of the unit. I say this without bias. I really love Delhi but shooting on its outskirts is really scary and I was worried about the women in the unit.

Mr Mishra also wrote: Luckily it was the last day and I can do it near Mumbai.

Most of the film has been shot in and around Lucknow. Aur Devdas, an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Devdas, stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Richa Chadda as Paro and Chandni/Chandramukhi. Ugly actor Rahul Bhat plays the title role of Devdas.

Sudhir Mishra is best-known for his films Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Yeh Saali Zindagi.

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