Anushka, Virat stranded at hotel as drivers block their way


Actress Anushka Sharma who was shooting for her upcoming film ‘Phillauri’ in Patiala, Punjab, was stranded for some hours along with her cricketer beau Virat Kohli while heading back to Mumbai. The driving staff hired for the film created a ruckus outside the hotel where Anushka and Virat had put up.

The agitated drivers created a sort of barricade outside the hotel room by parking their vehicles on the road, over the issue of their payment. They threatened of intensified action in case their dues and other payments were not cleared by the production house. They did not allow anyone to move out until the payment issue was sorted out, a report in a leading daily stated.

The fracas went on for some hours and the film’s crew, including cricketer and actor were stuck inside their hotel rooms. Anushka, who was excited about returning to Mumbai after the pack-up, was upset about the whole episode.

"There was some confusion and soon after talking to the drivers, things were solved," a person from the film’s unit was quoted as saying. Anushka and Virat finally took a flight back to Mumbai from Chandigarh in the evening.

Virat spent some days with his ladylove while she was shooting there. A fitness freak that he is, the right-hander created a special gym in one room of the hotel and was regularly exercising, the report said quoting a source. He did not venture out and was happy catching up with Anushka post her shooting, besides hitting the gym.

‘Phillauri’ is Anushka’s home production under her banner Clean Slate Films. It is said to be a romantic comedy being directed by debutant Anshai Lal. The movie stars Suraj Sharma of ‘Life of Pi’ fame.