Mumbai, March 24 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor, known as mellowed good boy, picked up a fight with director Sagar Ballary at a shopping mall and the shooting of ‘Hum Tum Aur Shabana’ soon turned into a full-blooded pow-wow.
The incident happened Sunday evening in full public view at the shopping mall in Bhandup in suburban Mumbai and shocked everyone who was there.
Apparently Tusshar was heard screaming loudly at Ballary. The director not known to take kindly to any high-handed behaviour from his team, shouted right back, while other stars Minissha Lamba and Shreyas Talpade watched in muted embarrassment.
To our surprise, neither Tusshar nor Ballary denied the fight.
When asked about the incident, Tusshar said: ‘It was unfortunate. On Sunday when we were shooting in a mall, he told me the shooting would be extended by another night. I had been working round the clock with practically no sleep, so I lost my cool. I now realise that Sagar was only doing his job. He’s a perfectionist. I realised my mistake and apologised to him. We’re friends again.’
When quizzed about the incident, Ballary did a deeper probe on Tusshar’s personality and said that for too long Tusshar has been taken for granted.
‘People see him as a docile non-aggressive lamb. They don’t realise there’s another side to him which he keeps out of view for the sake of decency. I’m glad he’s finally asserting himself even if it was me at the receiving end,’ added the ‘Bheja Fry’ director.
Speaking about the incident at the mall, Ballary said: ‘We were shooting this complicated horror-comic climax with lots of props that had been set up inside a mall. None of us had slept for five nights. Night shoots are always tough since actors don’t get any sleep in the day-time because of their phones.’
‘It was specially hard on Tusshar who had been working round the clock. I had to extend the shooting by one more night. If I didn’t, I’d have to recreate the ambience in the mall for one more night, which would be time-consuming and costly. When I broke the news, Tusshar lost his temper. When you’re working hard, these things happen.’