Anees Bazmee’s money, valuables stolen in Canada

May 25, 2010

Anees Bazmee 200x254Mumbai, Director Anees Bazmee’s month-long schedule in Vancouver, Canada, for “Thank You” was not as smooth as it should have been. A major theft on location left him without many valuable documents and his phones.

“It happened on the very first day of our shooting. My bag with all the valuable documents, sunglasses, plus my money and most importantly my phones including the Blackberry were stolen,” said Bazmee.

Bazmee is making “Thank You” with Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Sonam Kapoor.

A massive hunt was launched on location to locate his missing valuables. But no luck.

“I lost a lot of money, plus my phone so that I was left without any numbers in Mumbai for a month. Anna (Suniel Shetty) tried to help me with the numbers. But I was inaccessible to people back home for the entire schedule. What’s worse, I lost seven of my most cherished and expensive sunglasses,” said Bazmee, a self-confessed sunglass aficionado.

Bazmee believes the theft right under the cast and crew’s nose was undertaken by one of the local crew members.

“…I’d think one of them did the dirty deed. I trust my own crew blindly.”

Bazmee plans to return to Canada again at year-end for a month-long schedule in Toronto. But this time he is making sure his valuables are locked while shooting. And no sunglasses in his luggage this time.





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