New Delhi: Chitrangada Singh recently made it to the headlines after she suddenly decided to walk out of Kushan Nandy’s ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’.
The actress was roped in opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the movie. However, she left the movie reportedly after being ‘forced’ to do intimate scenes by the director.
While the incident is bagging a lot of attention, Kushan has reportedly denied the reports.
“My film is a thriller with a lot of black humour in it. It isn’t an erotic film the way it is being made out to be. The amount of intimacy in it is as much as in an Ishqiya or a Band Baaja Baaraat or any other regular film. The script of the film was lying with Chitrangda for over a year. Every single scene was explained in complete detail. There has been absolutely no change in her character from the beginning. Every time we met in Mumbai and discussed the film or even when we had workshops, not once did she mention having a problem with any scene in the film or the script in any way.
But the moment she reached Lucknow, all her issues began to surface. She had a problem doing romantic scenes and said they were unnecessary. However, when I explained the need of the script, she decided she would do it only her way,” Kushan told a leading daily.
He further claimed that Chitranganda was actually asked to leave because of her unprofessional behaviour.
“Chitrangda called for a meeting which went on till five in the morning. It was here that for the first time she told me she wanted the entire second half of the film changed otherwise she was not interested in doing it. She knew very well how trapped the producers would be after having shot with her for five days. But this time, I simply refused to give in to her attitude and threats. She would have to stick to the script which was ethical. She asked me to look for a substitute and left the meeting. The following morning, her return tickets were booked and that was when she panicked and made her make-up girl call people on the set to find out if the shooting was stalled or if any panic had set in. When she was informed all was normal, she started calling and sending messages to those in the unit who she thought would convince me to change the script because she didn’t want to leave the film. I have seen these messages myself. And this continued even from the airport just before she boarded her flight. This must have been her plan for over a year to come to the set, shoot a couple of days and then start throwing tantrums over script changes. She is totally unprofessional. Anyway, I wish her luck. I am now only interested in completing my film,” Kushan added.
We wonder what Chitrangada Singh has to say about this.