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Press Freedom - Hollywood Style

The world’s irony reserves were plunged into crisis last night when it emerged that whilst making a film about murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, a bodyguard to Angelina Jolie threatened to kill a photographer who was attempting to report on the star’s activities reports Newsday.

The man, who has not been named was punched repeatedly and had a pistol aimed at his head whilst Jolie was filming in the Indian city of Pune.

Despite having a been issued with a pass to the set the journalist, representing the Associated Press agency was told he would be shot if he continued to take pictures of the filming of ‘A Mighty Heart’ – a tale which recounts the story of Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was abducted and murdered in Pakistan in 2002 while researching a story on Islamic militancy.

The altercation was not the first that Jolie’s security has had since she and Brad Pitt arrived in India.

On Oct 8, as the couple was leaving their hotel, one of their security guards manhandled a British photographer trying to take their photo, grabbing the man by his neck and verbally abusing him.

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