Bobby Deol’s Love Hostel shoot halted by protesting farmers in Patiala

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The shooting of Bobby Deol’s upcoming film Love Hostel has been disrupted in Punjab’s Patiala district by a group of farmers protesting the three agriculture laws, police said on Saturday. The police said that the incident occurred on Friday when the film’s shoot was taking place at a house in Mehon village near Devigarh in Patiala district.

Inspector Harmanpreet Singh of Julkan police station, Patiala told a news agency over the phone that around 150-200 farmers gathered there and halted the shooting of the film. The farmers were agitated that none from the Deol family spoke in favour of the protesting farmers, hence they will not allow the shooting of the film. The police official said that Bobby was not present during the time of the incident. Love Hostel is a crime thriller that also stars Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra.

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An online portal quoted a representative of the group while talking to the press and said that Bobby who is a part of the said film is a part of the Deol family who are close to the BJP. “Bobby Deol’s brother Sunny Deol is a BJP MP, mother Hema Malini is a BJP MP and father Dharmendra is a former MP of BJP,” the farmer said.

Earlier farmers had halted the shooting of Janhvi Kapoor’s upcoming film Good Luck Jerry thrice. The shooting of the film was disrupted twice in Patiala and one-time in Fatehgarh Sahib district last month. Farmers had insisted that actor Janhvi Kapoor should make a statement in support of farmers who are agitating against the Centre's three new farm laws.

(Source: PTI/Bollywood Hungama/TOI)

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