A few days back, Salman Khan was embroiled in a controversy when a shivling was covered with wooden planks on the sets of his upcoming flick Dabangg 3, in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. But looks like, that wasn’t it for the makers. The latest reports suggest that a notice has been issued by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), against Salman Khan and his production company.
A PTI report suggests that ASI has ordered the team of Salman Khan led Dabangg 3 to remove two film set pieces, which were being constructed inside Jal Mahal in Mandu near Dhar, Madhya Pradhesh. The notice signed by the Mandu Sub Circle ASI Junior Conservation Assistant also states that the film's shooting might get cancelled if the filmmakers do not pay attention to the above order.
PTI report further states, “The notice has been served on Sunday on one Harsh Dev of M/s Dream World Movies and Production at Sudama Nagar in Indore. As per the notice, the production house was asked to do the needful on Saturday as well but no action has been taken. The notice said the construction carried out by the film crew were in violation of the Ancient Monument and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 as well as other rules. Mandu Sub Circle, ASI Junior Conservation Assistant Prashant Patankar said copies of the notice have been forwarded to Dhar collector and other officials.”
Not only this, the makers have also been accused of damaging an antique figurine while shooting at a fort on the banks of the Narmada river in Maheshwar town in Khargone district.
A DNA report suggests, “According to an eyewitness, the stone figurine at the fort located on the banks of the Narmada river in Maheshwar town suffered damage Sunday when the set of the Bollywood film was being removed. The fort was built by the erstwhile Holkar rulers. Some heavy objects apparently hit the statuette and a part of it got broken."
When MP Culture Minister Vijaylaxmi Sadho was asked about the incident he said that whatever happened was wrong. “I have taken cognisance of the matter and issued directives to Khargone district collector, superintendent of police and sub-divisional magistrate (SDM)," said Sadho.
Sadho further added, “We had given permission to the shooting of 'Dabangg-3' in Maheshwar to highlight the tourism potential of this historic town. If something went wrong during the shooting of the film, then the steps against the people concerned will be taken."