Line producer hired by KJo's Dharma says Kangana Ranaut is 'spoiling' Goa's name over waste dumping reports
A Goa-based line producer Dilip Borkar who was hired by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions for a shoot in a Goa beach village last week has opened up on the controversy surrounding the garbage dumping reports. Just a few days ago, videos of garbage bags and PPE kits strew alongside the roads of a village in Goa's Nerul went viral. Kangana Ranaut took a jibe at Karan Johar and his team for being irresponsible and littering the coastal state.
Now, Borkar in a press conference has said that Kangana does not know the ground realities. He said, "No one knows the ground reality. Kangana Ranaut does not know anything about what is happening here. This is wrong. She is spoiling Goa's name. There are efforts to defame us. We do not know why, maybe because Dharma Production is involved or Karan Johar's name is involved."
The Environment Society of Goa (ESG) even issued a show cause notice to Borkar after photos surfaced on social media. The line producer said that the garbage was dumped at a designated site provided by the local Panchayat authorities. He added, "The garbage was disposed of by a local contractor appointed by the village Panchayat every day. Only on Sunday, he failed to do so, after which the photos went viral."
However, scores of netizens had expressed their disappointment over the massive waste dumping by the film's cast and crew which involved Deepika Padukone, Shakun Batra, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday among others.
Kangana slammed Dharma Productions and wrote, "Movie industry is not a virus just for the moral fibre n culture of this nation but it has become very destructive and harmful for the environment also, @PrakashJavdekar ji @moefcc see this disgusting, filthy, irresponsible behaviour by so called big production houses, pls help."