Actress Ishita Dutta, who is the sister of Tanushree Dutta and has worked with Ajay Devgn in the film Drishyam, found herself in a situation as her sister had accused Ajay of supporting the Bollywood comeback of rape accused actor Alok Nath. The sanskari actor will be seen in Ajay Devgn’s upcoming film De De Pyaar De. Tanushree, who is the flagbearer of the Me Too Movement, wasn’t happy with Alok Nath’s presence in the film and slammed Ajay Devgn for the same. On the other hand, Tanushree’s sister Ishita is good friends with Ajay Devgn and the two have often been seen getting clicked with each other’s families.
Reacting on being in this situation, Ishitia Dutta said according to Pinkvilla, “I understand that this could land me in a precarious situation, but what’s right is right. My sister is supporting the truth. My equation with Ajay sir is separate and bears no connection with what my sister feels about the situation. I don’t think he will be upset or angry with me for what she has to say.” On the other hand, Ishita also supported Ajay’s claims in his defense and said, “Ajay sir isn’t the producer of the film, so he can’t be solely responsible. It has to be a collective decision. I believe that they (the makers of the film) couldn’t have possibly done anything about it.”
Ajay stated, ``This film was supposed to be an October 2018 release. The shoot of the film got over by last September. The portions with Mr. Alok Nath were canned by August in Manali. The said portions were shot over 40 days across various sets and an outdoor location with a combination of over 10 actors. By the time the allegations came out (in October 2018) the actors in the film including me had already started work on other films. It would be near impossible to get all the dates and combinations of the several actors in the film and attempt a re-shoot with some other actor replacing Mr Nath. It would also have been a huge monetary loss for the producers. Everyone is aware that film-making is a collaborative process. The decision to replace Mr Alok Nath could never have been mine alone. In this case, I would have to go with the joint-decision of the entire unit. Not to forget, I could not have brought the entire combination of actors back or put up sets again for a 40-day re-shoot because this would mean doubling the budget, which again wasn't my call to make. It would have to be the call of the makers. Had circumstances played out even slightly differently, I would have pushed for a different combination of actors. Unfortunately, this was not to be.''
De De Pyaar De is an upcoming comedy film produced by Luv Ranjan, which also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu in supporting roles.
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