Actor Jeetu Verma, who has appeared in supporting roles in Bollywood movies like Bodyguard and Soldier, was attacked whereas travelling to Jaipur on Thursday, a report says.
In response to Mumbai Mirror, the actor was on his approach to Jaipur from Mount Abu, when unidentified locals started pelting his automobile with stones as he was crossing a forest space in Chittorgarh.
“There’s a 40-km patch of forest space close to Chittorgarh, which is en route. It was broad daylight and Jeetu was sitting subsequent to the motive force within the entrance seat. All of the sudden, some locals began pelting their automobile. The motive force picked up velocity however the stones stored coming. One hit the windshield and it cracked. Jeetu’s eye was hit and bleeding profusely at the same time as the motive force raced away,” his brother Manohar Verma, who’s the motion director of movies like Madras Cafe, Airlift and Neerja, informed Mirror.
The actor/businessman, 49, who owns over a dozen horses, runs a coaching academy for riders and coaches Bollywood actors for using sequences (he additionally educated Kangana Ranaut for Rangoon), was carried out of the automobile at a close-by toll sales space, the place the police have been questioning passengers of two different automobiles that have been equally attacked. He was then taken to Udaipur airport after which flown to Mumbai.
“In the meantime, the police assessed the car and in addition recovered the stones that had cracked the glass and fallen into the automobile. However there must be extra safety. When such occurrences are taking place within the area every day, it is crucial that stringent measures be taken instantly,” Manohar mentioned, including, “There was an assault on Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the identical area just lately (the Nationwide award-winning filmmaker was attacked by members of the Karni Sena on the units of his upcoming historical-drama Padmavati in Jaipur), for very totally different causes, however safety forces and the law enforcement officials have been nonetheless incompetent. One thing must be accomplished. Rajasthan can not turn out to be this unsafe!”
Two days after the incident, Jeetu was operated upon. The physician in cost, S Natarajan, confirmed to Mumbai Mirror that he had a fractured eyebrow, which required 10 stitches, and had misplaced retinal operate in a single eye.
Actor Suniel Shetty got here to Verma’s help, his spouse Kusum mentioned. “Fortunately, in these attempting occasions now we have acquired help from Jeetu’s shut pal (actor-producer-businessman) Suniel Shetty. Sunielji organized for Jeetu to be transported and admitted to this hospital the second he landed in Mumbai. Now, we hope that he recovers quickly and different travellers don’t endure such horrors sooner or later.”
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