While Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan returned the signing fee to UTV Films for Heroine, but at the same time she sent a letter through her lawyers to the producers and director Madhur Bhandarkar, to refrain them from using any photographs she shot. Apparently the Bachchan bahu did an extensive photo-shoot in various costumes for a test run before the filming. In the past, a few of those pictures had leaked out on the Internet. However now that Ash is no longer part of the film, she wants to legally bind the filmmakers from releasing those photographs for promotions. As of now, neither producers nor director has spoken about the legal notice but insiders have confirmed receiving it.