Ajay Devgn responded to Tanushree’s open letter, Stars attend Manish Mahotra’s bash & Salman, Sonakshi begin shoot for Dabangg3’s second schedule
AJAY DEVGN REACTS TO TANUSHREE’S LETTER
Tanushree Dutta has circulated an open letter criticising Ajay Devgn for retaining Alok Nath in his upcoming movie, De De Pyaar De, amidst the #MeToo accusations against Nath. Ajay Devgn has responded to the letter by saying that replacing Nath would have caused a huge monetary loss for the makers.
He said that the movie was slated to release in October 2018 and was wrapped up by September. Alok had already finished his scenes by August 2018. Alok’s scenes were shot over 40 days in Manali. By the time the accusations came afloat in October 2018, most of the actors had already started shooting for other films. Hence it was nearly impossible to to take out dates and reshoot the scenes with another actor replacing Nath.
“It would also have been a huge monetary loss for producers. The decision to replace Alok Nath could never have been mine alone. In this case, I had to go with the joint decision of the unit. Not to forget, I could not have brought the entire combination of actors back or put up sets again for a 40-day re-shoot. Also, it could have meant doubling of budget, which again wasn’t my call to make,” he added.
He also emphasised the fact that he was extremely sensitive to and supportive of the whole #MeToo movement and he has not gone down his words when he spoke in support of the movement last year. But things were not solely in his hands to control.
Ajay had refused to comment in this regard previously when questioned about the same at the trailer launch of the film earlier.Tanushree had called Ajay “morally bankrupt and a spineless hypocrite”.
The movie directed by Akiv Ali,written and produced by Luv Ranjan, will be releasing on May 17.
MANISH MALHOTRA’S GLAM DINNER PARTY
Known for having some of the most awaited and lavish parties in B-town, Bollywood’s favourite fashion designer Manish Malhotra, organised a star-studded dinner party last night at his home in Mumbai for his near and dear ones from the industry.
Most of the stars and star-kids were at the party. The new “students” on the block, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria were looking absolutely ravishing. Also in attendance were Khushi Kapoor,who looked stunning in a white top and wine red pants, Sonakshi Sinha,who channeled some serious boss lady vibes,Kriti Sanon,glam in a cross necked crop top and oversized blazer,Iulia Vantur, Sophie Chaudhury, Huma Qureshi,Sooraj Pancholi and Aditya Seal among others.
Some of Manish’s colleagues from the fashion industry like Nikhil Thampi, Aastha Sharma and Kunal Rawal were also present.
SALMAN AND SONAKSHI BACK TO SHOOT FOR THE SECOND SCHEDULE OF DABANGG3
After wrapping up the first schedule in Maheshwar,Madhya Pradesh, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha are back in Mumbai,all geared up to start shooting the second schedule.
The shoot is going to take place at Filmcity, Goregaon, Maharashtra.
Sources reveal Salman will be shooting outdoors for an action sequence in Malad.
After the two month schedule in Mumbai the filmmakers will be moving to Wai and Jaipur to shoot the songs. Sudeep, the south Indian actor, who plays the villain, will be later joining them at the Mumbai schedule.
Mahie Gill, who played the wife to Arbaaz Khan’s character in the first two films,confirmed the news that she is not a part of the film this time.
Arbaaz Khan admits that even after seven years since the last film, Salman is just as Chulbul Pandey as ever- all he needs to do is put on his mustache and viola! He is in character!
Dabangg3,which is being directed by Prabhudeva, will be the third installment in the immensely popular Dabangg franchise and will have Salman’s iconic cop, Chulbul Pandey back on screen, along with Sonakshi Sinha who plays his wife,Rajjo.