Producer Ramesh Taurani filed a case against actress Deepika Padukone with Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) and Association of Motion Pictures & TV Programme Producer of India (AMPTPP) for her last minute exit from Tips’ ambitious thriller RACE 2.
Deepika’s exit from the film after having shot for a week upon being offered a Hollywood project hasn’t gone down well with the producer who on Thursday filed a complaint. CINTAA was quick to inform the actress about the complaint filed in her name by the filmmaker.
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Ramesh Taurani says, “I have been a part of the Hindi cinema industry for 25 years. I have made several blockbusters. But I have never faced a situation like this before. Our directors and the other actors are extremely annoyed with her.”
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As per procedural norms if an artist fails to respond to a complaint or grievance, the case then passes onto the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE). If still not addressed, the artist is then liable to face a Non-Cooperation Directive (NCD).
Senior producer Pahlaj Nihalani explains, “If Taurani has filed a complaint against Deepika, she will have to honour the dates which she had allotted to him. If she has given the same dates to any other producer, she cannot shoot for the other project.”
Produced by Tips, the action thriller RACE 2 is scheduled for a November release.