Jolie's bodyguards detained in India after fracas
EmptyNEW DELHI - Indian police detained three of Angelina Jolie's bodyguards on Friday after parents complained the men had manhandled and abused them and their children during a shoot of the Hollywood star's latest film.
Police said the British bodyguards had been taken into custody after receiving complaints about an incident at a Mumbai Islamic school where Jolie was filming "A Mighty Heart".
Angry parents had said the guards had threatened them and called them "bloody Indians" when they tried to get into the school to collect their children on Thursday. The film crew admitted that there had been some confusion at the school as the guards tried to keep the paparazzi out.
"We have arrested three people. They are in jail now and will be produced in court," Brajesh Singh, Mumbai's deputy commissioner of police, told Reuters. He did not give a date for the court hearing.
Jolie has been in India for almost a month, shooting on teeming streets and crowded trains for the film which is based on the kidnap and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002 in Pakistan by hardline Islamist militants.
The sultry actress is portraying Pearl's wife Mariane.
Jolie, accompanied by her children and partner Brad Pitt, who is also the film's producer, and their children has sparked a media frenzy and the film's sets often attract huge crowds, prompting her bodyguards to step in.