Filmmaker Siddharth Anand, who is directing Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's 'Pathan,' was reportedly slapped by an assistant director on the sets of the film.
Anand and the assistant director got into a nasty fight over the latter's behaviour on the sets of SRK's action film, reports Bollywood Hungama. According to the report, the director had asked the crew members to keep their phone away, however, the assistant director didn't pay heed to the instructions. When confronted by Siddharth, the two got into an argument, but the shooting resumed post that.
Later, the assistant allegedly kept abusing and bad-mouthing Siddharth, which left the 'War' director furious.
"He (Siddharth Anand) went out and literally slapped the guy who in turn slapped him back. There was huge chaos on the sets and shooting had to be stalled for the day," the report quoted a source as saying.
YRF has reportedly fired the assistant director.
Siddharth Anand has previously worked on Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's action drama 'War'.
Meanwhile, 'Pathan' will also feature John Abraham as the main antagonist.
The film’s narrative is around a slick and stylish revenge drama and will have some high-octane action sequences choreographed by action director Parvez Shaikh, who previously worked with Anand on 'War'.