In a very shocking turn of events, actor and businessman Jeetu Verma who owns horses and training academy for actors and is best remembered for his role ‘Jojo’ in Bobby Deol’s Soldier has been attacked badly and could lose his right eye. As per reports, the actor was traveling to Jaipur to attend a family function and was pelted with stones. His eye got hit, he started bleeding profusely and is now admitted to a hospital in Wadala. His older brother Manohar Verma who is well known in the industry for his action in movies like adras Café, Airlift, Neerja and Mirzya.
Manohar told the daily, “There is a 40-km patch of forest area near Chittorgarh, which is en route. It was broad daylight and Jeetu was sitting next to the driver in the front seat. Suddenly, some locals started pelting their car. The driver picked up speed but the stones kept coming. One hit the windshield and it cracked. Jeetu’s eye was hit and bleeding profusely even as the driver raced away.” He also said, “Meanwhile, the police assessed the vehicle and also recovered the stones that had cracked the glass and fallen into the car. But there needs to be more security. When such occurrences are happening in the region on a daily basis, it is important that stringent measures be taken immediately.” He added, ““There was an attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the same region recently (the National award winning filmmaker was attacked by members of the Karni Sena on the sets of his upcoming historical- drama Padmavati in Jaipur), for very different reasons, but security forces and the police officers were still incompetent. Something needs to be done. Rajasthan cannot become this unsafe!.”
Actor Suniel Shetty came in support of Jeetu Verma and arranged for his speedy transportation from Rajashtan to Mumbai. Verma’s wife told daily, “Luckily, in these trying times we have received support from Jeetu’s close friend (actor-producer-businessman) Suniel Shetty. Sunielji arranged for Jeetu to be transported and admitted to this hospital the moment he landed in Mumbai. Now, we hope that he recovers soon and other travellers don’t suffer such horrors in the future.”