Fenil and Bollywood

Ken wanted to increase Chance Pe Dance’s budget?

Posted on: December 26, 2009

Ken Ghosh wanted to increase the budget of Chance pe Dance after Jiah Khan was dropped from the film, but the producers flatly refused

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 26, 2009)


The release of UTV’s next venture, Chance pe Dance, is just around the corner. But it seems that all is not well between the producers and the director, Ken Ghosh. Apparently, after the infamous Jiah Khan episode where Genelia D’Souza replaced her, Ken wanted to increase the budget of the film from Rs 20 crores to Rs 24 crores.

However, UTV stuck to their guns and told him flatly that under no circumstances can he increase the budget. Ken had no option but to shoot the film with the allotted budget.

A source said, “Ken has not made a film in the past few years, so he wanted to make an extravagant film now. However, after the entire Jiah Khan episode, the budget went haywire, but UTV firmly refused more money, saying that a film with Shahid and Genelia cannot exceed 20 crores for it to be a saleable project.”

A source close to the production house said, “The budget of the film is Rs 20 crores and despite whatever pressures we had from the line producers, we made sure that the budget does not exceed the sum. There were issues during the making of the movie but we were firm about not going beyond the budget to make it a saleable proposition.”

Ken Ghosh had a different story to tell. He informed us, “It’s the opposite. We finished the film within the given budget. In fact, the last installment was returned to the producers and there were no issues at all.”

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