Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Pathan is currently being shot at a studio in Mumbai and recently a massive fight broke out between the director Siddharth Anand and his assistant and it ended up in a major brawl that stalled the shooting but later resumed.
A source shared, “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.”
The source added, “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.” It is also said that the assistant was fired immediately.
However, a different version of the incident was revealed by a trade source, stating, “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.”