March 13, 2018
New Delhi: A few days after a clip featuring Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter was leaked online, producer Karan Johar and director Shashank Khaitan have issued a no-phone-policy on the set to curb further leaks, reports mid-day.
As per the reports, the crew members will now reportedly hand over their phones before entering the set. “When the team found out about the leaked videos on Saturday night, it promptly reached out to Instagram Help Center and managed to pull one of them down. But it was too late to block the other one, as it had been circulated widely by Janhvi and Ishaan’s fan clubs by then. The video was from the Jaipur schedule of Dhadak that took place a few months ago,” a source from Karan Johar’s Dharma productions told mid-day.
About this whole issue, Shashank Khaitan told mid-day, “It’s unfortunate that people leak footage. We can only do so much to protect our product, but with outdoor schedules, it is difficult for us. Everyone around has a camera phone. Kis kis ko roke? It would be nice if people were more supportive.”
The mid-day report further stated that in the leaked clips, which were circulated on the social media, Janhvi and Ishaan were seen shooting near a river bank. The other one featured only Janhvi in a green sari. She resumed shooting for Dhadak post her 21st birthday.
‘Dhadak’ is a remake of Marathi film ‘Sairat’, which released in 2016.
“Since the film is a remake of Sairat, the plot is already known. So, it is crucial for Shashank to guard the film’s look to keep the mystery around the movie alive. Since many scenes are being shot outdoors, the producers are working on procuring permissions to cordon off the area where they are shooting. After all, the videos in question were leaked by the fans who had queued up on set,” a source from the crew unit told mid-day.
‘Dhadak’ is Janhvi Kapoor’s debut film and it is slated to hit the theatres in July.