Mallika Sherawat, who was very excited about working in Kundan Shah’s film Masquerade, walked out of the film. Touted as one of the most challenging projects of her career, she quit because she had irrevocable creative differences with the director.
Post Mallika’s exit, the producers of the film, The Indian Film Company (TV 18) have also opted out.
Our source says, “Mallika was on a high ever since she heard the script of Kundan Shah’s film. It was indisputably the best role of her career where she was to play a prostitute-turned-politician. She had even agreed to use the typical UP language, laced with colourful epithets. However, in the course of her rehearsals she had serious problems with the director over creative issues.”
He adds, “Mallika was upset because Kundan Shah was adamant about not changing his technical crew. A lot of creative differences cropped up during the shooting of the film and Mallika, who is used to getting her own way, walked out of the film.”
When contacted, Kundan Shah confirmed that Mallika was no longer part of his film. However, he refused to give details as to why Mallika is no longer part of his film. He says “I do not wish to comment on this.”
When quizzed on the issue, an official spokesman of the production house, The Indian Film Company says, “Yes, it is true that Mallika is no longer doing the film. As for us, we have not yet decided whether we will go ahead with the project or not.”
Mallika Sherawat remained unavailable for comment.