Fenil and Bollywood

Abahy Deol’s revenge on the sets of Aisha

Posted on: October 7, 2009

Abhay Deol is not a happy bunny on the sets of Aisha

By Ruhail Amin (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 07, 2009)

Forget about scorned women and the fury they might have, this man could give any of them a run for their money. And literally too, as money is the issue at the core of the problem.

Evidently Abhay Deol, shooting for Anil Kapoor’s production Aisha, a remake of the classic Emma, is terribly scornful of the fact that his entire remuneration for the film (around Rs 20 lakh, we hear) is less than co-star Sonam Kapoor’s hair and costume budget.

Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor on the sets of Aisha

In retaliation, or perhaps because the New York returned Abhay now has altered food tastes, Abhay has insisted that he will only eat food prepared by a special cook who has been flown down from Mumbai. And the dishes he prepares cost a pretty penny. The hapless producer (Sonam’s sister Rhea Kapoor) has offered to order food from any eatery in the capital where the film is currently being shot, but to no avail. Reportedly the expensive cook and his expansive cuisine have caused the budget to expand to indecent proportions.

Abhay plays George Knightley to Sonam’s Emma in Aisha.

Eyewitnesses say the Deol’s lack of interest and involvement in the film is obvious. Abhay, who usually submerges himself completely in every film he does, emerges from his van only to give his shot and scoots back to his haven of comfort. That he is his usual competent self when performing, is scant compensation for the producers who bear the brunt of his crankiness.

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