Rajeev Masand: Miss Congeniality's Vanishing Act
Courtesy: Rajeev Masand at Open Magazine:
Producers and associates of this smouldering actress have been complaining that she’s a joy on the sets, but a pain to deal with. The actress reportedly vanishes for days on end, refusing to answer phone calls or reveal her whereabouts. Even her family, who live in the Capital, are often unable to trace her and invariably call her staff to track her down.
Turns out the actress has acquired a love pad in Madh Island where she regularly gets away with her considerably older filmmaker boyfriend, and likes to remain incommunicado for the duration of her stay. Her closeness to this director has always been the prime cause of her family’s concern, who once even barred her from working in the movies because they were growing increasingly uncomfortable with that relationship.
The actress, who’s been working towards a change of image recently, has always hinted that the filmmaker has been nursing a crush on her. She’s repeatedly said she’s never fuelled his passion. But those who know them insist they’re both equally besotted with each other.