A Punjabi and Bollywood actor is recovering today from multiple stab wounds after a man armed with an ax and knife attacked him outside a gym about an hour southeast of Los Angeles.
Aman Dhaliwal was attacked at about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of a Planet Fitness by a man identified by Corona police as Ronald Chand, 30, from Santa Ana. Both men ended up in the gym, where Dhaliwal was held at knifepoint – verbally threatening others in the room as well – before the victim fought back and subdued and restrained the attacker with the help of bystanders. Check out the video taken at the gym below.
Dhaliwal, who lives in nearby Riverside, suffered several stab wounds to his upper body, police said. He was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment for the non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.
Chand suffered minor injuries while being held and was also hospitalized for treatment. After he was fired, he was sent to Robert Presley Detention Center and charged with attempted murder. Bail was set at $1 million.
A model turned actor, Dhaliwal has appeared in Punjabi and Hindi films, among others I Kudi Punjab Di And Ajj De Ranjhe and such local TV shows as Ishq Ka Rang Safed, Porus And Vighnahartha Ganesha. He has also had roles in Bollywood including Yodha Akbar And Big Brother.
Here’s a video of the incident that aired on ABC7 news: