It was close to two years back that Govinda starrer NAUGHTY @ 40 was launched with much fanfare. However, as things stand today, there is no progress being made when it comes to this Jagmohan Mundhra directed film reaching the finishing mark. While Mundhra has completed and released two films in the interim - APARTMENT and CHASE, Govinda too moved on to RAAVAN which is up for release soon. While the industry is again abuzz with the rumours that Govinda has delayed the film's shoot, the makers have an entirely different take on affairs.
"It is so unfortunate if people believe that Govinda is giving trouble to the film. The fact is that this is far from true. Instead, the trouble is that my producer is facing quite some difficulty in raising money for the film. In last couple of years, the industry has lost so much money and the ripple effect can be felt everywhere. This is the reason why NAUGHTY @ 40 is on hold", defends Mundhra who currently doesn't have any new film on floors.
Still, what remains to be seen is a 100% product which appears to be far away from being achieved. "Well, we have finished 60% of the film's shoot and are now waiting for the next schedule in Punjab. Let's see when that happens", sighs Mundhra, "Anuj Sharma, brother of Anil Sharma, is producing the film and is trying hard to get the funds. We did so well in the first schedule at London. I can't wait to take the film forward."
Raring to go, Mundhra is not allowing the delay in release of NAUGHTY @ 40 to dampen his spirits. "No ways. I am sure NAUGHTY @ 40 will get completed in due course of time and would be much talked about on its release. Govinda is fantastic in it", concludes Mundhra.