The Punjabi and Bollywood actor is recovering from multiple stab wounds today after he was attacked by a man wielding an ax and a knife outside a gym about an hour southeast of Los Angeles.
Aman Dhaliwal was assaulted at approximately 9:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Planet Fitness parking lot by a Corona Police man identified as Ronald Chand, 30, of Santa Ana. The two men ended up inside the gym, where Dhaliwal was held at knifepoint – and also verbally threatening others in the room – before the victim fought back and detained the assailant with the help of bystanders. Watch the video shot inside the gym below.
Police said Dhaliwal, who lives in nearby Riverside, suffered multiple stab wounds in the upper body. He was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.
Chand sustained minor injuries while being held in custody and was taken to hospital for treatment. After he was released from the hospital, he was sent to the Robert Presley Detention Center and booked for attempted murder. Bail was set at $1 million.
Dhaliwal, turned actor, has appeared in Punjabi and Hindi films including Ek Kodi Punjab de And Ajj De Ranjhe and local TV shows such as Ishq Ka Rang Safed, Porus And Vighnaharta Ganesh. He has also had roles in Bollywood fare including Greater quality And Big brother.
Here is a video of the incident that was broadcast on ABC7 News:
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