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Bollywood’s Unseen Drama: Crew Member Unmasked as Murderer Just Before Film Release

A shocking revelation has come to light within the glamorous world of Bollywood. Neeraj Pandey, the acclaimed filmmaker known for his gripping narratives, recently shared a spine-chilling incident that transpired during the making of his 2013 hit film, Special 26, starring Bollywood heavyweight Akshay Kumar. In an unexpected twist, it was discovered that one of the crew members was a murderer, a fact that came to light only when the police apprehended him before the film’s release.

Neeraj Pandey, currently promoting his upcoming film Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha, used the platform of a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) session to disclose this disturbing occurrence. Starting the session with a video message, Pandey said, “Hi, I am Neeraj Pandey, an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter. I am excited to answer your questions about all the on-screen, behind-the-scenes stories and my latest project, Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha on this Reddit AMA. Let’s do it.”

It wasn’t long before one user asked about the craziest thing that had ever happened on set. Without hesitation, Pandey provided the chilling scoop, “We had a murderer in our crew when we were shooting for Special 26, and we didn’t know until the police picked him up before the release of the film.” This startling admission adds another layer of intrigue to a movie that already thrives on suspense and subterfuge. Special 26, which grossed over Rs 100 crore worldwide, features not just Akshay Kumar but also other prominent names like Kajal Aggarwal, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgill, and Divya Dutta. The film is inspired by the 1987 Opera House heist and tells the story of a group of con artists posing as CBI officers to execute a series of heists.

The revelation that a crew member had such a dark past added an unscripted drama to the behind-the-scenes events of Special 26. Insiders now find themselves looking back, wondering how close they came to the brutal realities lurking beneath the surface of cinematic artistry. While the identity and specific details surrounding the crew member’s crime remain undisclosed, the incident has sent ripples through the industry, prompting heightened scrutiny and background checks.

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Meanwhile, Pandey’s new project, Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha, is also gathering steam, albeit with some shifts in its timeline. The film, which stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Jimmy Shergill, Shantanu Maheshwari, and Saiee Manjrekar, has had its release date pushed back. The postponement was revealed by the filmmakers on Tuesday and is speculated to be a strategic move influenced by the box-office success of another Bollywood blockbuster, Kalki 2898 AD. Reports indicate that Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha could now be slated for a release in the latter half of July or possibly early August.

Despite the delay, the anticipation surrounding Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha remains electric. With a star-studded cast and Pandey at the helm, expectations are sky-high. The film promises a gripping narrative that is expected to make a significant impact upon its release.

While the industry reels from Pandey’s shocking revelation about the Special 26 crew, it serves as a reminder of the unpredictable and unscripted dramas that occur behind the lenses of our favorite films. Crew members, often overshadowed by the glitz and glamor of the actors, form the backbone of any film production. However, this incident underscores the importance of stringent measures and vigilance within production teams.

As Bollywood continues to churn out blockbuster hits, this unnerving episode serves as a cautionary tale for filmmakers and producers. The discovery of a murderer working closely on set raises questions about the extent to which background checks are conducted and how such oversight can be prevented in the future.

With inputs from IANS, this revelation regarding Special 26 adds an additional layer of intrigue and complexity to the film’s legacy. As Neeraj Pandey continues to captivate audiences with his storytelling prowess, the industry is undoubtedly keeping a closer watch on the unscripted drama that unfolds off-screen.

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