“There may be a possibility of personal rivalry, as he was shot from close range,” the police official was quoted stating as networks went into breaking news mode. “We are investigating from all angles and shall probe if he had got any threats in the past.”
Bachchan tweeted about the incident to his 14.8 million followers: “Okay!! Shooting at Film City…and a gang war shootout 20 feet from where we are… !! 1 dead… cops all over.” He soon corrected his tweet stating, “Correction: in gang shoot out where I was shooting in Film City person shot at is NOT dead. He has been taken to hospital.”
Bachchan was reportedly shooting for his next film Wazir, directed by Bejoy Nambiar. The actor’s latest movie, runaway hit Piku, was released by MSM Motion Pictures, a unit of Sony Entertainment Television. In addition to hosting seasons of the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 in Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby. In his four-decade-long career, Bachchan’s 180-strong filmography has included some of Indian cinema’s biggest hits, such as the 1975 classic Sholay.
The Film City complex is spread across 520 acres near a national park, offering both outdoor locations and studios, such as the Reliance MediaWorks facilities.