The actor has accused Siddharth Jain of ‘messing up’ ‘Rock the shaadi’
It was touted to be India’s first zombie film and Abhay Deol, known for his unusual film choices was the perfect man to play the lead. However, the movie ‘Rock the shaadi’ seems to be in trouble as Abhay has gone public about the delay and blamed the producer Siddharth Jain for it.
In response Siddharth lashed out at Abhay. He said, “I really wished that Abhay would speak to me directly and not through the press. All I can say is that he should check facts directly, form a fair opinion and then react publicly. Not to go on hearsay and get emotional about friendships. There were 200 people on the set and everyone knows what happened."
Earlier, Abhay had hinted that the film has been shelved in an interview to a tabloid. He said, “The film is not happening because the co-producer (Siddharth M Jain's iRock) messed it up. There has been all kinds of news about the state of the film. But anything not attributed to me is false. I don't know what they are going to do now.” He also blamed the production company for ‘inexperience’ in filmmaking. “Both producer Ekta Kapoor and me really want to complete the film. I have suffered a lot because of this. Forty minutes of the film are ready and it is looking really good. The film has everything that a commercial potboiler needs."
But this honesty has not gone down well with Siddharth who denied the actor’s allegations. “If I was the problem, then the film would have still been completed without me. Clearly I am not the cause of the delay. It's my script and a superb one. We made ‘Ragini MMS’ so we know budgets. High concept films cannot be made lavishly and everyone has to cooperate to work in a certain way, which means, thinking outside the box."
"We have a slate of six films which are starting to shoot in the next nine months with film budgets ranging from Rs 5 to 50 crore. We focus on high concept, commercial, youth films.”
While we haven’t heard the last word on this controversy, but it would be a great loss to film fans who would be deprived of Bollywood’s first zombie film if 'Rock the shaadi' gets shelved.