Janhvi Kapoor’s movie shoot in Punjab halted by farmer groups, resumed later
Good Luck Jerry is the Hindi remake of the 2018 Tamil film Kolamavu Kokila, starring Janhvi Kapoor. She will be seen representing the role played by Nayanthara in the original film but in a different setting. Good Luck Jerry is to be shot in North India and Janhvi is playing the role of a simple middle-class girl, who gets into the trap of an extraordinary situation to save her family. The film also stars Deepak Dobriyal, Mita Vashisth, Neeraj Sood and Sushant Singh. The film is directed by Aanand L.Rai.
The shooting of the film was ongoing in Punjab when it was disrupted by a group of farmers in Punjab earlier this week. The venue was Bassi Pathana city of Fatehgarh Sahib. A group of protesters came to the location and stopped the shoot on Monday. They demanded that the actress should make a public statement in support of farmers. The protesting farmers left the sets only after assurances from the crew. Later, the actress posted a statement on Instagram supporting farmers.
Farmers have been protesting on different borders in the national capital since November 26, 2020, against the farm laws – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. Not many actors and actresses have come in support of farmers. The farmers asked her opinion as she was shooting on the land of the farmers.
“They had told the crew and the director that Bollywood actors have neither said anything in support of farmers’ protest nor made any comment. When the film director assured them that Janhvi Kapoor would make a comment on the protest, they went back. The shoot is going on,” a local police officer, Balwinder Singh said.
Now, Janhvi Kapoor has commented on the protests in support of the farmers and will resume shooting.