When the first teaser of SIMRAN was out wherein Kangana is seen in a spirited & positive avatar, we thought everything around this film will be in a smooth flow. But how should we forget its Kangana’s film, who is never free from controversies. So, immediately after the teaser release, the film mired into a controversy.
After Apurva Asrani’s post on social media yesterday various rumors have been doing rounds about the actress snatching away the writer’s credits for her upcoming movie SIMRAN. Kangana Ranaut earlier said that, “When Hansal (Mehta, director) came to me with the script of SIMRAN, I was intrigued. It was essentially a dark, gritty crime thriller. Together we sat down and tweaked the script to make it a slice- of- life comedy. It is gracious of them (Hansal and co.) to credit me as a writer for the film.”
Over the past few weeks, Apurva has been expressing discontentment on social media over the ‘lie’ and even he called her a ‘liar’. Ruing “why Kangana would snatch the hard earned work of a writer”, Apurva was furious that Kangana was “claiming credit” as co-writer. After he poured his heart out in a post yesterday, now SIMRAN producer Shailesh Singh has something to say about it.
He says, “I have worked with Apurva on two of his biggest films – SHAHID and ALIGARH. Apurva has a legal document in his possession signed by all parties – Kangana, Hansal, the producers and himself wherein he agrees to the credits given by us.”
As far as the order of credit goes which was out on the SIMRAN poster, Singh calls it a printing error that will be rectified in the next poster. “I have conveyed this to Apurva. We could have chatted in person before he took the issue to social media.”
Singh continues, “He seems to be doing this for publicity. If this is about him versus Kangana, I want to clarify that to please an actress; I’d have paid her more. Why be unfair to him? Once the film hits screens, we will release the script online for the world to judge.”
Well it will be interesting to read the script of SIMRAN but now we can’t wait to watch Kangana back on the big screen. Simran hits the cinemas on 15thSeptember.