The actor was shooting the film in Hazratganz in Lucknow when he and the film’s crew were taken by surprise by a mob of fans. The shooting required Saif to drive by in the bylanes of the locality, and a few cops were there to ensure the safety of the star.
At first there were only a few fans waving from the sidelines and Saif Ali Khan did wave back at them. But as the word of Saif’s shooting got around, the crowd swelled to hundreds of fans who stormed through the police barricades to meet the Bollywood star.
Reports say one fan even got to hold Saif’s arm and tug at it. In response, Saif didn’t lose his cool but hugged the fan and wrested himself free of him. But as the situation got out of hand and a security threat was imminent, Saif Ali Khan and Tigmanshu Dhulia were whisked away to a nearby restaurant. They stayed locked in until more security arrived. The police reportedly took hours to turn up at the scene and disperse the crowd; till then, Saif and Dhulia stayed locked inside.
What’s commendable was that Saif didn’t lose his cool. Moreover, now Kareena Kapoor is learnt to have flown to Lucknow, so Saif is surely to be in a good mood.