A few days back we reported to you exclusively that Zareen Khan was disturbed and disappointed during the Delhi promotional tour for Aksar 2. The actress revealed that she was not only misled by the team, but was also nearly molested because of the lack of adequate security outside the venue. She even went on to allege to another entertainment portal that she was asked to wear short clothes during the promotions. But it seems the makers of Aksar 2 don't agree with their lead actress. The sources close to the makers revealed that nothing of the sort happened at the event.
The source revealed, " Zareen Khan and her team approved the entire tour schedule provided to them two days before the departure. She backed out of all her commitments leaving aside the press conference and a sponsor visit. She did not even complete a day of promotions, which troubled the makers to a point where they had to compensate a huge amount of money and were harassed and threatened till the wee hours of the morning. The bit about her almost getting molested, is absolutely untrue, as she left the venue throwing tantrums arguing with the sponsors as she did not want to stay or eat there. She left with four bodyguards and her manager in tow. She sat in the sponsor's car who she had shouted on and had an argument with. The sponsor withheld the key of the car, but the makers arranged for another car and sent her and her team to the hotel safely, after which she left for Mumbai without informing the makers. This is not the first time that Zareen has troubled the filmmakers. She has put them in a fix many times and made them suffer losses."
Narandra Bajaj, producer of Aksar 2, also added to us exclusively, "Firstly let me clarify I am the producer of the said film and there is no need to point fingers at others. Secondly, Zareen was kept in the loop for everything and a bound script was given to her and nothing since has changed. About the clothes, she tried every thing in Mumbai before we left for the schedule in Mauritius and all the clothes were okayed by her, so I don't understand her comments. Even the Delhi itinerary was given to her talent company two days in advance, so I don't know how can she say we over committed her time? Regarding vulgarity we don't come from that school and everything was done in consent of the actor and in the boundaries of the censor board. We are a reputed film production house and have been in the industry for over 30 years, having worked with the top names in the industry. Our reputation in the industry is known by all and we do not want to debate on anything or anyone, doing whatever, for reasons best known to them."
Ananth Mahadevan also added, "I worked on the final, edited, on-paper script for Aksar 2 that was given to all actors, hence it comes as an amusing surprise that there are allegations of confusion, extra shots etc. Every shot was explained during the rehearsals and Zareen could not have had more clarity, as we worked hard on her performance. I have repeatedly said that a few kisses do not make a film erotic and that is not the reputation that me or my producer like to have. Zareen has been through the entire shoot and dubbing sessions and she was quite thrilled with the results and she happily confessed in her interviews that she excitedly looked forward to the female oriented film. We on our part have retained that essence and in no way tarnished the film by adding anything untoward or unnecessary to the scenes."
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