With every passing day, a new controversy sprouts up surrounding actor Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s pregnancy and the film Heroine she was slated to do. The latest has filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar blaming Aishwarya saying that she ‘hid the truth’ about her pregnancy.
The Bachchans are apparently miffed with reports that Ash’s backing out of Heroine has resulted in monetary losses to the production house to the tune of Rs 18 crore. He said that all such reports are false.
“Whatever has happened between Aishwarya, Madhur (Bhandarkar, co-producer) and UTV (co-producer) is between them. I know that the rumours going around are not true. I hope that the truth comes out soon,” said actor Amitabh Bachchan on his way back from Ajmer Dargah on Monday.
According to Bachchan, all rumours of a huge monetary loss (which was also hinted at by Madhur) are false. “Everybody knew that Aishwarya was married when she signed the film. So you mean to say that actors can’t get married or have children? I don’t think this can be a part of any contract that you cannot get married or have children if you working in a project,” adds Bachchan.
Bachchan is upset with the banner, UTV too. “I had completed Shoe Bite long back. I had also invested my time into it and completed the film which was based on Johnny Walker. I have never indulged in this kind of talk even though the film has not been released till now and I have no word about when it will be released,” says Bachchan.
Though Aishwarya is apparently not ready to react to Madhur’s allegation, a friend of the actress told DNA saying that she has not accepted any compensation for the film.
“They have not paid her anything for the film. All this hue and cry about losses is false as they had only shot for seven to 10 days, out of which the first few days were spent in photo-shoots and location shoots. The actual film shooting hadn’t even begun. Ash is very upset with the fact that she’s being targeted for being pregnant — a time when people should be happy for her,” says the source adding that besides Shoebite, other complete films like David Dhawan’s Hook Ya Crook (John Abraham- Genelia D’ Souza starrer) too are lying in the cans.