Courtesy: Open Magazine
Unit members working on a Sunny Deol-Kangana Ranaut starrer, tentatively titled Happy New Year, don’t have many nice things to say about the actress. There are stories doing the rounds that she has encouraged her staff to demand exorbitant ‘daily expenses’ from the production unit, so she doesn’t have to pay them for their services from her own pocket. And when production managers balk at their bills—which can go up to Rs 50,000 per day—the actress allegedly refuses to shoot till her staff has been compensated.
There are also incessant complaints about her erratic behaviour. Recently, the actress is believed to have cut her hair short without warning and in the middle of a filming schedule, thus creating a continuity jerk in the shoot. When directors Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao demanded an explanation for this irresponsible action, the actress coolly blamed hairstylist Aalim Hakim for giving her the cut. Not amused, the directors reportedly expressed their disappointment, which prompted Kangana to lock herself up in her make-up van all morning, refusing to shoot. Turns out an SOS call was sent out to T-Series honcho and the film’s producer Bhushan Kumar, who showed up in the afternoon and personally urged Kangana to let bygones be bygones and resume filming. The film’s main lead, Sunny Deol, meanwhile, was spotted cooling his heels on the set, waiting for his leading lady to relent, even as the entire unit was busy cajoling her to not hold the shoot to ransom.