Panaji: The controversy over the alleged indiscriminate dumping of PPE and other unexploded waste by a production crew hired by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions for a shoot in a village in Goa last week also continued on Wednesday.
Goa’s waste management minister Michael Lobo has now demanded an apology from Mumbai-based Dharma Productions, failing which a penalty will be imposed.
“First of all, directors or owners (of religion production) should apologize to the people of Goa for doing so. Apologize on Facebook, that it was an error and accept the mistake. We will fix (them) otherwise Goa West Management Dharma Productions will be fined by
Earlier, on Wednesday, Kangana Ranaut highlighted the issue on Twitter, claiming that carelessness in picking up garbage causes damage to the environment, Goa’s line producer Dilip Borkar, whom Karan Johar production firm hired Raya, 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 do not know whether Dharma Productions may be involved in it or the name of Karan Johar,” Borkar said.
Controversy erupted after pictures of the film’s production crew indiscriminately throwing garbage bags went viral on social media, following which the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a government agency overseeing the regulation related to the shooting of the film, caused Tell notice issued. Borkar The notice stated that garbage disposal norms were not followed while 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.