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Ollywood actor-turned-politician Anubhav Mohanty had a close shave from militant attack

Bhubaneswar:14/9/18: Ollywood actor-turned-politician Anubhav Mohanty had a close shave from militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.

The incident occurred in Baramulla area of Kashmir valley on the National Highway (NH) on his way back from Doodhpathri, where Anubhav had been for shooting of his upcoming film ‘Prem Kumar’.

According to reports, two militants suddenly opened fire on the vehicles on the NH. Anubhav and his associates including the film director, who were travelling in two separate vehicles during the period, were also targeted by the militants.

Acting on tip off, the J&K police reached the spot and retaliated with the militants. Taking advantage of the situation, the driver attempted to take the vehicle from the area to safe location. Even as brake failure occurred on the way, the driver managed to control the vehicle.

Reports said that Camera Man Rabindra Behera, Make Up artists Rajkishore Behera and Sujit Dalei were with Anubhav in one vehicle. The film director Tapas Sargharia and five others were travelling in another vehicle.

The Rajya Sabha MP safely returned to New Delhi following the incident.

Earlier, Anubhav had sustained a minor injury during film shoot of ‘Prem Kumar’ in April this year. He reportedly fell from a height of nearly 30 ft during shooting of an action scene for the film.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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