News|November 10, 2011 5:01 pm

Ram Gopal Varma’s Camera goes missing from the set of Department

Costing 1.5 lack the 5D camera went missing from the set of Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Department’,

Essel Studios, Chembut where the shooting was going on with Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati, the camera went missing right after the lunch break,

The unit learnt about the camra missing right afte lunch break when everyone was getting back to work,

The camra operators tried to find but couldnt locate it, and then a police complaint was also filed, everyone was in panic,

Source said,

More so because they had not retrieved the footage shot on it. Their routine prodedure is to dump the footage at the end of the day’s shoot,

When contacted Arun Kumar of FX School, from where the camera is hired said it was not a Canon 5D, but a GoPro camera worth 20,000, he said,

It seems someone had accidentally picked it up from outside the floor where Department was being shot. When they realised that it belongs to us, the pople from the shoot in the adjoining floor came to give it back.

Sandeep Ghangatkar from RGV’s company said,

Everything was sorted out before the police arrived and we even checked to see if the footage was intact. Thankfully, it was not a major cause of concern.

Source said,

The camera wasn’t recovered. They merely put up a facade of having found the camera by borrowing it from another crew that was shooting for a TV show in the same studio premises.