Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was all set to share screen space with 'Gold' actress Mouni Roy for his upcoming film 'Bole Chudiyan'. The news was confirmed in March. But, speculations were going around yesterday that Mouni Roy has dropped out of 'Bole Chudiyan' after their first-look posters being released just sometime back.
Rajesh Bhatia, the producer of the film later went on record and called the actress and the agency 'highly unprofessional and irresponsible.' Speaking to an agency, Rajesh Bhatia in a statement said: "From the time we have signed her, she and her agency have been highly unprofessional and irresponsible, even after signing the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) and paying her. Even for the final narration held two days back, she walked in at 5.30 pm for a 3 pm narration, embarrassing the producers, director and actor."
Rajesh Bhatia further told an entertainment portal that Mouni has been busy 'holidaying and attended only 1/1/2 reading'. He said: "We have invested big amount of money and if asking someone in a civil manner to be professional and committed to the role is being rude than sorry we are in the serious business of making movies with high stakes and it’s not a hobby. From the time we have signed her, she and her agency Toabh have been highly unprofessional and irresponsible. It’s amusing to hear her complaining of full fledged heroine role which is far superior unlike her other blink & miss roles. Frankly I think she knows she is been guilty & just trying to defend herself & be in the news."
The producer concluded by saying: "The actor, director, me & Kiran as content head & as producers did our best to reason out with her about lack of her professionalism and dedication but she suddenly lost cool & was ill tempered and started throwing high handed attitude near all seniors which was shocking. We would rather replace now than suffer as ours is one schedule film. Let me ensure that Bole Chudiyan is going ahead as scheduled with a new heroine. Woodpecker Movies as a Production House stays fully invested in the project and will go ahead with the film with a new heroine."
And now, Mouni Roy's spokesperson has released a statement and said: "Yes, Mouni is no longer a part of Bole Chudiyan. Mouni has done many films before and has had a successful career, where everyone has vouched for her professionalism. Mr. Rajesh Bhatia on the other hand, is making his second film . His first film has already run into many controversies ,where he has even accused a senior actor of interference. He is now claiming that Mouni is not a professional, whereas there are several emails and text messages proving otherwise, which we will be happy to share. Even the contract isn’t signed because of the discrepancies in it. We don’t wish to say anything more to this. Anyone sensible can see what’s going on. Mouni chooses to maintain a dignified stance and doesn't believe in mud slinging . She wishes them the very best."
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