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Rehearsing the “Crew” scene in real life

Rehearsing the “Crew” scene in real life

Recently, a Bollywood film titled Crew, set in the aviation industry, was released in theaters. The film, starring Tabu, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kriti Sanon, revolves around three air hostesses who take up gold smuggling after their employers stop paying their salaries for over six months.

Crew continued to perform well at the box office and is now streaming on Netflix. The film draws inspiration from a host of real-life incidents, including smuggling cases and the infamous Vijay Mallya Kingfisher Airlines case. Recently, an air hostess from Kolkata was arrested while red-handedly smuggling gold, leading people to draw parallels with the film.

Surabhi Khatun, a 26-year-old air hostess from Kolkata, was arrested recently after 960 grams of gold was found hidden in her private parts. Another senior member of the crew, Sohail, a native of Kerala’s Kannur region, was also arrested.

The arrests were made by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Thiruvananthapuram. The DRI suspects that there is a larger smuggling operation and more Air India crew members may be involved in it. The case is still ongoing.

This post was last edited on June 1, 2024 at 8:29 p.m.