Actress Mouni Roy is no longer a part of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's upcoming film Bole Chudiyaan, the maker and the actor of the film Friday accusing each other of unprofessional behaviour. The producer of the movie, Rajesh Bhatia asserted that Mouni was being "reckless", while the actor's representative affirmed that the makers were unprofessional and not her.
"We have contributed an enormous amount of money and if asking someone in a common way to be professional and focused on the role is being rude than sorry we are in the genuine business of making movies with high stakes and it is not a hobby.
"The actor, director, me and Kiran (Bhatia) as substance head and as makers did our best to reason out with her about lack of her professionalism and dedication, however, she all of a sudden lost cool and was crotchety," Bhatia claimed in a statement.
Actor Mouni Roy, who made her big screen debut with Akshay Kumar's Gold, was reserved in to play the female lead opposite to Nawazuddin Siddiqui in March this year. However, in the response of Bhatia's claims, her spokesperson has said the actor had not even signed the contract for the film because of “discrepancies” in it.
"Television star Mouni Roy is no longer a part of the film Bole Chudiyaan. Mouni has done numerous films previously and has had a successful career, where everybody has vouched for her demonstrable skill. Producer Rajesh Bhatia, on the other hand, is making his second film. His first film (Motichoor Chaknachoor) has just kept running into numerous controversies, where he has even blamed a senior actor for interference.
"He is now claiming that Mouni is not a professional, though there are a few emails and text messages proving otherwise, which we will be glad to share. Indeed, even the agreement isn't signed because of the discrepancies in it," the statement read. The spokesperson further included that the added has chosen to keep up a noble position on the issue and won't enjoy "mud-slinging".
"We don't wish to say anything more to this. Anybody reasonable can see what's happening. Mouni keeps up an honorable position and doesn't believe in mudslinging. She wishes them the very best."
The makers, Woodpecker Movies, said that they were proceeding according to the schedule with a new heroine. This isn't the first time a female actor has quit a Nawazuddin-starrer. In 2016, actor Chitrangda Singh had left Babumoshai Bandookbaaz referring to inconvenience shooting an intimate scene with the actor.