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The Hindu photographers assaulted by Shankar’s '2.0' crew

Film director S. Shankar makes an apology at a press conference after two photo journalists of The Hindu were attacked by crew members of his film '2.0' in Chennai on Wednesday.  

Two photojournalists working with The Hindu were attacked by unit members of ''Enthiran 2.0'', directed by Shankar and starring Rajinikanth, at Triplicane in Chennai on Wednesday.

The photographers were assaulted when they questioned the unauthorised blocking of roads for the shooting on a street.

In the morning, when senior photographer S.R. Ragunathan and G. Sribharath of The Hindu were leaving Eswara Dass Street in Triplicane to R.K. Nagar on assignment, they questioned the film unit as to why they were shooting on the street at that time as the police permit film shooting in public places only between 11.p.m and 6.a.m.

Infuriated over their questioning, bouncers attached with the film unit attacked them.

Following a complaint lodged by Mr. Raghunathan, the Ice House Police registered a case and detained a few persons in connection with the incident.

Immediately after the incident, journalists assembled before the police station demanding action.

Later, director Shankar apologised to journalists for the incident. “This incident happened without my knowledge. We will ensure that such incidents do not recur again”, he assured journalists at the Chennai Press Club.


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