Veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar assaulted for protesting wastage of water on holi
Mumbai: Veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who is known for his villainous roles, was allegedly assaulted by some men of his housing society in Versova in Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place after he protested against the wastage of water during Holi celebrations in his housing society.
Amrapurkar, a resident of Versova in Mumbai, told that 'a rain-dance' was going on at Panchavati building in his neighbourhood, when he was attacked. He said, “I screamed for help but nobody came when I was attacked by five to six drunken men who took objection to my asking them to stop water wastage."
According to media sources, Sadashiv informed a local TV channel to cover the celebrations which is why he was assaulted by the angered residents.
The police have recorded the statements of Amrapurkar and the camera-person and filed a case against the five persons.
In his statement to the police, Amrapurkar said, "The people who thrashed him, assaulted the cameraperson too, and even stole the video. .
Deputy Commissioner of Police Tsering Dorjee said, "In the FIR the actor mentioned that some people from the neighbouring society came and assaulted him and a cameraperson. He said “Police will look into the matter and verify the details of the case."
This incident took place on day when many Mumbaikars had vowed for a dry Holi, keeping the drought situation in the state in mind. Most of the urban pockets in Mumbai therefore restrained from indulging in "Rain dance" which is a regular feature at most Holi celebrations, as it consume a lot of water.
Amrapurkar is a popular actor who is well known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films. He’d won a Filmfare Award for 'Best Performance in a Negative Role' in 1991 for Sadak, for playing a eunuch.