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By Frank Franklyn – Futuristic Media Network

Eighteen-year-old singer-actress Shanaaya’s photoshoot was interrupted by the Goregaon (in suburban Mumbai) police who wanted to book the photographer and the young actress for allegedly shooting late into the wee hours of the night without prior permission.

Shanaaya – whose real name is Sneha – was last seen in the Television Reality Show Aaja Mahi Vay on Star Plus. She also featured in music videos and on a couple of television serials. She is now a known south film actress. Currently, besides working on her music video, she is also doing a big banner Telugu movie. She is exclusively managed by Mumbai-based Artiste and Celeb management and publicity firm Bollywood Brands.

Shanaaya who was visibly disturbed by the police intervention and interruption said, “We were doing a print promo shoot for my forthcoming music video – titled Sneh – at a studio in Goregaon. Since the concept of the shoot demanded a dark ambience we were shooting at night. However, the entire shoot was indoors and there was no music or any sort of disturbance to anyone. We were shooting some stills for the promotional outdoor activity.”

However, a patrolling police party interrupted the shoot and demanded that the photographer shut shop. According to the police the high-intensity camera flash could disturb the neighbours. When the photographer refused to be cowed down, the beat marshals threatened to confiscate his equipment. Fortunately, the matter was sorted out and the shoot proceeded unhindered.

Said Flynn Remedios, Shanaaya’s Publicist and Business Manager, “The incident disturbed the young actress who was perturbed that the police intervened when there was no need. The entire shoot was in a studio indoors. The studio is located on the main road and the vehicular headlights are stronger the camera flash. There is no need for police permission for any indoor activity that does not involve music. Thankfully, a senior police official who intervened was co-operative and permitted us to go on with our work.”

Shanaaya, an excellent dancer herself, was earlier assisting choreographer Shabinaa Khan of Aashiq Banaya Aapne fame who has choreographed umpteen films and music albums till date including RGV’s Naach, Mein Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon and Bhoot to name a few.


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