It was as routine a day as it gets for two professionals. Hrithik Roshan was shooting the climax of Ashutosh Gowariker's period love story, 'Mohenjo Daro,' inside China Creek at Thane's Godhbunder Road last Sunday. And Mumbai Mirror photographer Raju Shelar was trying to get some exclusive pictures of the shoot from a distance, a job he has been doing as a professional news photographer for over a decade now.
The shoot had been underway since 11 am and the unit was filming a hand-to-hand combat sequence with the villain trying to strangle the hero and the latter punching back in defence. One is not sure whether it were the exertions of the shoot or the April heat, the controversial actor, in the news these days for his run-ins with Kangana Ranaut, seemed to be in a foul mood.
When one of Hrithik's security guards spotted Shelar, they not only demanded that he stop clicking pictures, but also snatched his camera away and handed it over to Hrithik. The actor, after making a snide remark that Shelar should be given a glass of water for all his hard work, disappeared into his vanity van with the camera.Shelar was asked to wait outside the van till the shoot was over.
After pack-up, a freshlyshowered Hrithik, on his way to his car, reprimanded Shelar for clicking the pictures, pointing out he had no right to out his `look' in the film. What `look' Hrithik was trying to protect is not clear because there are hundreds of pictures of on-location shoots from the sets of 'Mohenjo Daro' out on the internet. When Shelar protested saying he was only doing his job and had not trespassed into any private property, Hrithik put the camera into his car and asked Shelar to collect it from his house at 11 am the next day.