Underworld don gives muhurat clap

MUMBAI :Actor turned producer Kiran Jain, with a Marwari film Janam Jaiti Shaasan, ventured into production with a film against animal slaughter with the muhurat of this film titled Gawli that took place at Arun Gawli’s Dagdi Chawl itself. The film called Gawli aimed at taking care of animals and awakens human emotions towards animals.

Why the title Gawli? “Because Gawli means one who tends cows in Maharashtra and is close to them. I approached Arun Gawli since I reside near Dagdi Chawl he immediately accepted my proposal,” explained Kiran.


The muhurat shot took a twist when police authorities from the Agripada Police Station, Byculla objected to the muhurat. According to the police authorities, the producer did not seek permission either from the Municipal Corporation or from the police authorities for the muhurat. “They did not bother to take the permission from the relevant authorities and we are doing our duty by objecting. It is an offence for which they have to pay a fine of Rs 5, 000,” said Inspector Prakash Kalange of Agripada Police Station.

The amount was paid and the shooting went on. Debutante director Madhuri Gaikwad had to wait for about three hours for Arun Gawli to come for the muhurat shot which took place in a temple. The underworld don turned politician also broke the auspicious coconut on the occasion.“I am here because of the realistic philosophy of the film. I belong to the Gawli clan which worships cows and treats them as family. So there was no reason for me to refuse the proposal,” he said.

Gawli was also critical of the police interference at the location. “I want to bring to light that the police has not only hindered my work but also tried to interfere in my affairs, which is of no importance to them. They want to present me in a negative way but I don’t care because I know I am up against a formidable don – Dawood Ibrahim and the police favour him hence they create problems for me,” alleged Gawli.

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