The controversy surrounding the alleged arbitrary dumping of PPE and other non-segregated waste, by a production crew hired by Karan Johar’s Dharma production, for a shoot in a beach village in Goa last week, continued to brew on Wednesday.
A day after Kangana Ranaut raised the issue on Twitter, claiming that careless rubbish dumping is harmful to the environment, Goa-based line producer Dilip Borkar, hired by production company Karan Johar, said that the national award-winning actress it did not erase ground realities.
“Nobody knows the reality on the ground. Kangana Ranaut knows nothing about what is happening here. This is wrong. She’s spoiling Goa’s name,” Borkar told a news conference in Panaji on Wednesday.
“… there are attempts to slander us. We don’t know why, perhaps because Dharma Production is involved or Karan Johar’s name,” said Borkar.
Controversy erupted after photos of garbage bags haphazardly dumped by the film production crew went viral on social media, after which the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a government agency that oversees movie filming regulations, sent Borkar a message about the cause of the shooting. show. The report stated that waste disposal standards were not being adhered to when disposing of non-biodegradable waste, including PPE equipment used in the movie shooting.
Borkar said the filming for the Dharma Production film starring Deepika Padukone took place in a villa in the beach village of Nerul, North Goa, and that daily waste collection was dumped at a location designated by the local authorities of the village of Panchayat.
“The waste was removed every day by a local contractor appointed by the village of Panchayat. Only on Sunday he didn’t, after which the photos went viral,” said Borkar.
The controversy went viral after Rananut uploaded photos of the littered garbage bags to Twitter on Tuesday.
“The film industry is not only a virus to this nation’s moral culture, but it has also become highly destructive and damaging to the environment, @PrakashJavdekar ji @moefcc See this disgusting, filthy, irresponsible behavior of so-called big production houses. Help Folded hands , ‘Ranaut said in her tweet.
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