A security guard protecting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie during their stay in India was reportedly filmed manhandling a British photographer on Saturday (07OCT06).
Pitt and Jolie are staying in Pune while the Tomb Raider actress shoots scenes for new movie A MIGHTY HEART, and have attracted hordes of photographers to the city's Le Meridian hotel, where they have taken up residence.
As the Hollywood couple left the hotel on Saturday, a member of their security team grabbed snapper SAM RELPH by the throat as he tried to take their picture, and video footage of the incident has since been broadcast by India's CNN-IBN news channel.
The bodyguard had warned photographers not to take any pictures and pounced on Relph when he refused to follow orders.
Relph tells the Hindustan Times newspaper, "He said if I took pictures he would kill me. I couldn't breathe. He had his fingers on my windpipe and he knew what he was doing."
Two Indian journalists have also complained about the treatment they received at the hands of the unnamed man.