Director to Kal Kissne Dekha, which incidently will release today and break the dry spell at the box office, has yet to see a completed version of the film. Clearly, no resolution has come between director and producer Vashu Bhagnani. The fallout had been making news in the weeks leading up to the release of the film. And while the director is still making claims of an incomplete payment, the producer has chosen to ignore and avoid the director altogether.
“I have only been paid 30% of what I had been promised. Plus, Bhagnani has made changes to the film, edited it and cut portions of some actors. He has not shown the film to anyone. It is not Jackky Bhagnani but Rishi Kapoor who is the real hero, and even he hasn’t been shown the film,” claimed Sharma. While he had submitted a lawsuit last week, he withdrew it within four days claiming that he received advice from the Bhatt camp, who he believes to be his guru, to sort out the issue outside of the courthouse.
A clearly upset Bhagnani argued that Sharma was taking advantage of him, “He should not be talking about money. I paid him Rs 52 lakhs in March and if he is saying he has been paid only 30%, did I sign him on for one-and-a-half crores?” However, Sharma further stated that all publicity towards the film was directed towards his son and no one else in the cast, “Where is Vaishali (Desai)? Even I am not a part of the film’s promotion. He wants his son to get all the publicity — the son who already thinks he has arrived and started misbehaving with unit members on the sets. He even refused to dub some lines during the post production.”
The film releases Friday, June 12 and BollySpice will be reporting any updates regarding the Bhagnani-Sharma dispute as soon as we hear it.