Shaan injured during shooting of film in Lahore

Published: March 12, 2012
Actor hit by car during shooting of Acha Gujjar, ordered to rest for three weeks. PHOTO: FARHAN LASHARI/FILE

Actor hit by car during shooting of Acha Gujjar, ordered to rest for three weeks. PHOTO: FARHAN LASHARI/FILE

LAHORE: Actor Shaan was injured during the shooting of an action sequence for the Punjabi film Acha Gujjar. The actor was rushed to Razzaq Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, where he was treated for a minor back injury and discharged with orders of three weeks’ rest.

The incident had taken place in the Iqbal Town area of Lahore on Monday.

The film’s director, Masood Butt said that Shaan was shooting a duel with co-star Shafqat Cheema, who kidnaps Saima and Dua Qureshi in the scene. The actor is playing the lead role in the film.

Following the scene, Saima and Dua run towards Shaan and at this point a police car is supposed to arrive. Butt said that the driver had missed the mark for the scene and Shaan was hit by the car.

“He flew forward in the air around 7 feet, luckily he is alright and he will be resting,” said Butt.

Butt said that the hospital had discharged him with minor injuries and requested that he rest.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Pakistani
    Mar 12, 2012 - 6:25PM

    I still do not understand why something as educated and with as much potential as Shaan continues to do such horrible cinema. at some point, mediocrity stops being an excuse!


  • Mar 12, 2012 - 6:47PM

    Get well soon


  • Truth Teller
    Mar 12, 2012 - 6:52PM

    Acha Gujjar! What can you expect from a movie like “Acha Gujjar”? Rape, kidnaping, useless fights, etc. Who watches these idiotic movies & WHY does he act in these crazy movies?


    Mar 12, 2012 - 6:58PM

    Shaan – a perfect example of how to waste talent


  • bhai
    Mar 12, 2012 - 7:00PM

    Acha Gujjar LOL


  • lida
    Mar 12, 2012 - 7:27PM

    Acha Gujjar is a sequel!!!!
    the prequel was called Kacha Gujjar…
    Steven Speilberg is showing interest and is in talks with Masood BUTTTTTT.


  • Hassan
    Mar 12, 2012 - 7:30PM

    loved the name Acha Gujjar….lol


  • Umair
    Mar 12, 2012 - 7:55PM

    Money…! he needs to earn out of sumwhere and is really agaisnt acting in Bollywood…so here we are: Achha Gujjar


  • Junaid
    Mar 12, 2012 - 10:07PM

    Many people seem to be objecting his working in such films, but don’t forget that if anytime in the future, there’s going to be a history of Punjabi cinema, he will be an important name in it. And why do we very often think that what doesn’t appeal us is necessarily awful? many people, specially the poor, still watch these films keenly. You want them to forget even the entertainment that they like, after they hardly find to eat?


  • Ganda Gujjar
    Mar 12, 2012 - 10:41PM

    I told the acha gujjar there was something wrong with this flim, anyways, glad Shaan is not hurt badly although the accident sounds horrible!


  • Mar 13, 2012 - 12:50AM

    @Truth Teller:
    because our producers and directors love to make idiotic movies


  • Rizwan saeed
    Mar 13, 2012 - 3:15AM

    Finally some well deserved punishment for still working in the Gujjar series.


  • Doolittle
    Mar 13, 2012 - 11:32AM

    Finally something positive in Punjabi films “Acha”.


  • positive pakistani
    Mar 13, 2012 - 8:01PM

    I thought/heard Shaan “retired” from conventional Pakistani cinema :O :S :(


  • Zeta
    Mar 13, 2012 - 9:35PM

    Hope he get well soon. He is the most talented under appreciated actor in Pakistan


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