It’s sad to see that artists are not safe in our country. We have always heard about such incidents but strict actions are seldom taken against it. Another sad incident took place in Goa where a DJ was allegedly beaten up by few goons. As a matter of fact, the incident took place at Goodman Restaurant, Colva where DJ Ashwin was playing his tunes.
Like any other restaurant, Goodman in Colva also has guidelines to not play music beyond permissible hours. DJ Ashwin was following the guidelines when a guy called Freddy, who is supposed to be the owner of Shalom Restaurant in Assolna, wanted to show his friends from Mumbai that he’s a thug who runs the town.
Ashwin entertained all their requests to play several songs, but at 11.30 one of Freddy’s friends requested another song. Ashwin told them he wouldn’t have the time to play another song for them as the restaurant closes at 12 and there were several other guests waiting for their requested songs. A bruised ego led to a bigger brawl.
(Picture Of DJ Ashwin)
When the DJ left the premises to load his equipment in the car, Freddy and his buddies started beating him up from all sides. Ashwin was all red in blood and no one helped him. It’s disheartening to see that the same media that gives coverage to artists like Dhinchak Pooja and Om Prakash Mishra has remained silent about this incident.
(Freddy- The Goon)
GEEMA Wrote On Their Official Facebook –
“One of the bouncer guys even brought out his baseball bat but did not get to use it.
They then ran off and Anthony goes to the Colva police station and says that he was alone and Ashwin lost his senses and attacked him.
Meanwhile, a guest Julia who was a nurse straightened out Ashwin’s nose while he waited for the ambulance to take him to Hospicio Hospital where he was admitted.
Ashwin Alvares is a lifetime member of the GOA Entertainment Association the body who has initiated legal action against the assailants.”