Actress Chitrangada Singh confirmed that she had walked out of her upcoming film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and revealed the reason for same. She claimed that director Kushan Nandy was not content with an intimate sequence she filmed with Mr Siddiqui and wanted retakes. Ms Singh, who was uncomfortable filming the scene multiple times because of her attire, “ended up having a big, loud argument” with the director.
In an interview, she said: “We finished the shot and Kushan said that he didn’t like it. He wanted me to lie on top of Nawaz. Now let me tell you that I was wearing a petticoat for that scene. I turned around to tell Kushan about my predicament. I told him: ‘Ho toh gaya. Kyun kar raha hai aise? Please try to understand that I am wearing a petticoat. But, he was in no mood to listen and we ended up having a big, loud argument. And wait till you hear this! A few minutes later he went and told Nawaz that we had shot the intimate scene very well! Can you beat that?” Ms Singh added that she was asked to shoot the scene in consideration ‘again and again and again.’
Asked about reports stating that she contacted Mr Siddiqui to return to the sets and be considered for the film again, Ms Singh told: “Not at all. In fact, Nawaz called me when I was headed to the airport. He asked me to return. And do you know what I told him? I told him: Speak to Kushan and if he sees my viewpoint, I am still 30 minutes away from the airport and ready to come back. But Kushan did not revert.”
In another report, a source close to the director said: “Blatant lies. These allegations are false. Chitrangada was continuously arguing on the scenes. We don’t make erotic films. Directors get involved in their scenes and exaggerate a bit to get the best out of their actors. Chitrangada was not performing well, the film was suffering and we asked her to leave. She has too much attitude and not only wanted changes in the script but even reported late on the sets.”