There were reports from the sets of Pathan – which stars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone – stated that there was an incident on the film set wherein an unnamed assistant and director, Siddharth Anand got into an ugly fight. The news spread like wildfire. However, it has now been clarified that no one slapped anyone on the set of Pathan.
A trade source revealed: “The report that director Siddharth Anand and an assistant director got into a fight is absolutely baseless and untrue. Sid and his team share a bond beyond years and they all look up to him as their big brother.”
They continued: “The truth of the matter is that a lightman was slightly injured while doing his job and he was being tended to. Thankfully, it wasn’t serious. 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 hand over his mobile phone and exit the set. Sid was upset that someone can be so insensitive. The junior artist, however, tried to become aggressive and the security immediately escorted him out of the sets. That’s the plain truth. Nobody got physical on the sets and there certainly was no slapping. It is utterly incorrect.”