Nikhil Advani didn't quit because of me: Chitrangada
Mumbai: Putting an end to reports about director Nikhil Advani quitting 'Mehrunissa' because of her, Chitrangada Singh said "there's no truth in that article".
"I saw that whole article and it was ridiculous. Nikhil gave me a call that morning and said, 'Chitrangada, looks like you are managing a lot,' and we were both laughing. These are all rumours," the 37-year-old told reporters.
"I really don't want to say anything else because things are twisted and written about. There was no truth in the article," she added.
It was reported that Advani was so unhappy with Chitrangada doing the lead in 'Mehrunissa' that he refused to direct the film. However, he cited dates as the real reason for quitting the project.
'Mehrunissa' is being produced by Sudhir Mishra but it is still not clear who will direct it. It was Mishra who discovered Chitrangada and launched her with his critically acclaimed directorial venture 'Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi'.
Chitrangada stated that Advani is still very close to Mishra, whom he assisted in his early years.
"Of course, Nikhil is really close to and been an assistant of Sudhir. So, they are always working together like friends. He has been part of the project," Chitrangada said.
She also revealed that the project is finally set to roll and the dates will be announced soon.
"The project got pushed due to some issues but now it's coming back together. Some dates were all over the place. But now it's back together and you should hear of a date soon," the actress said.
'Mehrunissa' is also expected to star megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor.
most watched right now
Personalities from media and entertainment industry kicked-off Asia's largest convention on business of entertainment, 'FICCI Frames 2014', to exchange ideas on the growth of showbiz industry in Mumbai. Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor, who dazzled the stage in her stunning outfit, lit the inaugural lamp at the event along with... More Personalities from media and entertainment industry kicked-off Asia's largest convention on business of entertainment, 'FICCI Frames 2014', to exchange ideas on the growth of showbiz industry in Mumbai. Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor, who dazzled the stage in her stunning outfit, lit the inaugural lamp at the event along with director Ramesh Sippy FICCI Vice-President Harshvardhan Neotia Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Bimal Julka and Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling. The session this year becomes iconic as the event marks 15 years of its inception, with Australia becoming its partner industry. Versatile Bollywood actor, director, producer and singer, Farhan Akhtar, who was present at the event to talk about his award-winning film 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' along with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, said the platform is very important for artists from the industry.
Date 14 hrs ago, Duration 1:57, Views 97