‘Nikamma’ promotions: Abhimanyu Dassani, Shirley Setia not allowed entry for their own event

Actors Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia are busy promoting their upcoming movie, ‘Nikamma’ and for that are constantly on the move to various promotional events.

However, ironically, the lead pair of the movie had a frustratingly hilarious incident recently where the duo were denied entry for the promotional event of their film.

The event in question was taking place at Navi Mumbai’s D Y Patil Stadium and Abhimanyu and Shirley reached the venue only to be told that they wouldn’t be allowed inside.

The people guarding the entry were unaware that the event was being held for these actors as they didn’t recognize Abhimanyu or Shirley and so the two had to wait outside until someone came, identified them and let them in.

Abhimanyu Dassani took to his Instagram to share a video on this incident. In the video, Abhimanyu and Shirley can be seen trying to convince the guard to open the gates and let them in, even as in the background the title track of the movie’s song and the crowd cheering could be heard.

To the camera, Abhimanyu said, “We are at the Nikamma event, and we are not allowed there. I don’t know, locked out of our event.” He told the guard that his name is Abhimanyu and he was an actor in the film which was having the promotion event in the stadium. The disinterested guard responded by saying, “Udhar kisi ko bolo na (why don’t you tell someone there).” Abhimanyu then spoke into the camera and said, “This is what happens. They keep us sending from here to there.” Meanwhile the guard walked away.

Abhimanyu Dassani, for the unversed is ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ actress Bhagyashree’s son. He shared this video on his Instagram and captioned it “#QuitPlayingGamesWithMyLife. My 3rd film and life goes on.”

Later, it seems like Abhimanyu and Shirley made it inside and on to the stage as they shared pictures and videos from the stage.

This is not the first time that this has happened to Abhimanyu. Back in 2018, after his debut movie (‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’) released, during the movie’s screening at the Toronto Film Festival, Abhimanyu was denied entry for the screening initially.

Besides, Abhimanyu and Shirley, ‘Nikamma’ also stars Shilpa Shetty. This action-comedy has been directed by Sabbir Khan and is slated to release in theatres on June 17, 2022.

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