Bollywood actress Mouni Roy who was roped in Bole Chudiyan opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui has recently dropped from the film. The makers alleged that they replaced Mouni because of her unprofessional behaviour.
Explaining his move, producer Rajesh Bhatia said in a statement: “We have invested a big amount of money and if asking someone in a civil manner to be professional and be committed to the role is being rude, then, sorry, we are in the serious business of making movies with high stakes and it’s not a hobby.”
Mouni Roy dropped from Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Bole Chudiyan
“From the time we have signed her, she and her agency Toabh have been highly unprofessional and irresponsible, even after signing the MOU 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.”
“As for the role it’s one of the best scripts and as for creatives it’s director’s call but let me ensure you the role of girl in the film is central and from girls point of view with 5 songs. 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.”
On the other hand Mouni Roy’s spokesperson said, “Mouni Roy is no longer a part of the film. Mouni has done many films before and has had a successful career, where everyone has vouched for her professionalism. Mr Rajesh Bhatia (producer), on the other hand, is making his second film. His first film ran into many controversies, where he had 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.”
The statement continued, “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 mudslinging. She wishes them the very best.”
Bole Chudiyan marks the directorial debut of Shamas Nawab Siddiqui, Nawazuddin’s brother.
The film is being produced by Rajesh Bhatia and Kiran Bhatia. We will see another established actress opposite Nawazuddin. The makers will soon announce the lead actress.