The controversy over the alleged indiscriminate dumping of PPE and other unexploded waste by a production crew created by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions for a shoot in a village in Goa last week also continued on Wednesday.
A day after Kangana Ranaut exposed the issue on Twitter, claiming that careless dumping with garbage hurts the environment, Goa’s line producer Dilip Borkar, whom Karan Johar production firm hired Had said that the National Award winning actress did not know the ground reality.
“No one knows the ground reality. Kangana Ranaut knows nothing about what is happening here. It is wrong. She is spoiling the name of Goa,” Borkar said at a press conference in Panaji on Wednesday. “
“We are trying to discredit us. We don’t know why, perhaps because Dharma Productions is involved or Karan Johar’s name is included,” Borkar said.
Controversy erupted after pictures of the film’s production crew indiscriminately littering went viral on social media, following which the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a government agency that oversees film-shoot-related regulation Issued a show cause notice to Borkar. . The notice stated that garbage disposal norms were not followed when disposing of non-biodegradable waste, including PPE gear used in the shooting of the film.
Borkar said the Dharma Production film starring Deepika Padukone was being shot at a villa in Samudasut village in Nerul, North Goa and daily garbage was dumped at the site designated by the local Panchayat Authority.
“The waste was disposed of every day by a local contractor appointed by the gram panchayat. It failed to do so only on Sunday, after which the photos went viral,” said Borkar.
On Tuesday, the controversy went viral after Ranaut uploaded pictures of garbage bags filled with garbage.
“The film industry is not a virus for the moral fiber n culture of this country, but it has also become very destructive and harmful to the environment, @PrakashJavdekar ji @moefccAsee this disgusting, dirty, irresponsible behavior by so-called large production houses. , pls help with folded hands, ”Ranaut said in his tweet.