The star of the television show Piya Rangrezz, Gaurav S Gupta (who plays Sher Singh in the show) apparently slapped an intern on the sets of the serial. According to a report on Mid-Day, the actor clarified that he did lose his temper but didn’t resort to violence –
Yes, we had a heated argument but that was it. Before things became ugly, people intervened.
There were rumours that Gaurav slapped the executive producer as well, but Gaurav denied that completely –
The EP is a very senior person. I wouldn’t dare do something like that. The person I had a heated argument with was a junior intern associate of creative, Imad. Also, if I had to slap someone, why would I stop at one? Imad is new on the sets and is rude to everyone. Four days ago he argued with the director. He had the audacity to teach him how to take a shot. Not only that, he uses abusive language, which is not acceptable. A couple of days ago, I was discussing something with the senior creative and he butt in. Everyone present on the set asked him to back out as it didn’t concern him. He eventually did but I heard him say, ‘ch***** samajta nahi hai’. Obviously, things got heated between us but I didn’t slap anyone. Someone is spreading rumours.
The intern in question, Imad too gave his statement to the paper –
A lot of things happen on sets and there’s nothing to report here. Yes, we have had arguments but that’s about it. And that’s all I want to say.