For somebody who undertakes so much research on police and gangsters for his movies, movie director Sanjay Gupta absolutely overlooked certain basic things that invited the ire of the police department presently. Sanjay Gupta, who’s helming gangster drama Shootout At Wadala, came up with the vivid idea of sending out invites for a movie event in the form of a notice, that’s usually sent out by the Commissioner of Police.
Not only this, the invite was delivered to the invitees by men dressed as cops men. This might have shocked many, but the police department definitely didn’t take generously to the gesture and a couple of police officers quickly landed at Gupta’s office to demand explanations. Validating the incident, Gupta was quoted to have says, “The police did come to my office but I put them at ease. I talked to them and detailed that all this was for a movie. They’re fine with it.” To mollify them, Gupta also apparently invited them for the event.
Featuring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Sonu Sood and others, Shootout At Wadala dramatizes the initial ever recorded encounter by the Mumbai Police in which gangster Manya Surve was killed.