The shoot for Janhvi Kapoor's upcoming film Good Luck Jerry was briefly disrupted on 11 January after farmers' groups gathered at the location in Bassi Pathana in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib. Some media reports have suggested that the crowd refused to let the shoot continue until they were given assurance that Janvhi Kapoor would speak in favour of the ongoing farmers' protests.
However, the film's producer told The Quint that the crowd had directed its anger at Bollywood at large, rather than Janhvi, and had criticised celebrities for staying silent about the ongoing protests against the Central government's new farm laws. They added that the situation has now been brought under control.
Janhvi Kapoor later took to Instagram to issue a statement supporting the farmers. "Farmers are at the heart of our country. I recognise and value the role that they play in feeding our nation. I hope a resolution is reached soon that benefits the farmers", the statement read.
Good Luck Jerry is being directed by Aanand L Rai and also features Deepak Dobriyal, Meeta Vashishth, Neeraj Sood and Sushant Singh. On 11 January, the director shared the first look from the film, a photo of Janhvi Kapoor in a blue and orange salwar kameez.
The first schedule of the film, directed by Sidharth Sengupta and written by Pankaj Matta, is expected to continue till March.
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