Monday, September 18, 2017

Film producer accuses airlines of rude begaviour

A Dubai-based film producer and cast ing director who travelled by a Jet Airways Mumbai Chennai flight early Sunday morning has accused the airline staff of rude behaviour and not allowing her to board the flight as soon as boarding gates opened despite her plea that she had a severe back problem.
Dhanalakshmi Ranganathan, who is known in entertainment and media circles as Lakshmi R Iyer, filed a written complaint against Jet staffer Raunak Jayaraj who was at the departure gates at T2 at Mumbai airport when she was boarding Jet Airways flight 9W 291 to Chennai scheduled at 5.33 am.
"I flew in from Delhi last night, had a brief meeting in Mumbai and then I headed back to the airport to catch my flight to Chennai. I had a back issue and been undergoing physiotherapy. I was also on medical leave two weeks ago due to this problem. I was feeling sick, tired and exhausted, and when the boarding was announced, I requested the crew to allow me to board as I was not feeling well. Raunaq was extremely rude and refused in an insulting manner," says Ranganathan, who works as a marketing consultant for IBM Dubai, and is a coproducer and casting director for an under production film titled Solar Eclipse: The Depth of Darkness based on Mahatma Gandhi assassination. The film, now rechristened as The Gandhi Conspiracy, is directed by Algerian director Karim Traidia and stars Om Puri, Rajit Kapur, Avatar Gill along with Luke Pasqualino, Stephen Lang and others.
18/09/17 Satish Nandgaonkar/Mumbai Mirror