Chitrangda the leading lady of the “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” walked out of the film. The makers have apparently zeroed in on a replacemen, as Richa Chaddha is likely to step in the movie.
Chitrangada has alleged that the makers were forcing her to do intimate scenes that were not need in her character. the two parties had several allegation against each other after she steped out of the movie.
Says a source, “The makers were waiting for the controversy to blow over before announcing a replacement. They are finalising another actress and want to begin anew. In all probability, it is going to be Nawaz’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2012) co-star Richa.”
A cautious Nandy says, “Richa is a wonderful actor and it would be a pleasure to have her on board, but at this juncture, I cannot comment on this. I am confirming and not confirming (the story) at this point.”
He adds that their ongoing shoot in Lucknow has not stopped post Chitrangada’s exit. “Our shoot is on schedule,” says the director.
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is an upcoming action thriller directed by Kushan Nandy and produced by Kiran Shyam Shroff and Ashmith Kunder.
Chritrangda has shot for “for ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ in December 2014 in Kolkata, Bolpur and Burdwan in West Bengal. The shoot was, however, affected due to alleged trouble with local technicians and non-payment of dues.
Nandy then started it as a new project and whatever had been shot earlier was scrapped. He now has the added task of deleting what was shot with Chitrangda in the current Lucknow schedule.
Richa, who is attending an awards ceremony in Spain, remained unavailable for comment.