The producer and director of One Two Three lambast the actor for declaring his role a special appearance; say his scenes prove otherwise. Upen Patel maintains that he has a special appearance in One Two Three. The film's producer Kumar Mangat and director Ashwini Dheer beg to differ.
Says Upen, "I have a hot item song in the film. It's a club track and the very number for which I was signed on. It's a part of my special appearance. I bare my body in the song and had to prepare for it. I work out two hours a day and run 10 km every second day on Juhu beach. If I am shooting, I work out at 4 am and I hope the result is showing in the song."
Kumar Mangat says, "Upen has shot for one promo song with Tanisha but he is there throughout the film till its climax. Whatever the director narrated to Upen has remained exactly the same there have been no changes made at all. So if he is saying he has a special appearance in One Two Three, he's a liar! He had come to me asking for a special appearance credit. I had told him jokingly 'Maine tera gaana kaat diya' but I think he took it too seriously and actually thought his role has been chopped."
Ashwini Dheer adds, "Upen doesn't have a special appearance in One Two Three nor an item song. If he's saying it's an item song then he's an item boy like Rakhi Sawant. Upen never came and fought with me. Nobody would dare to as I am over 6 feet tall and broadly built. My height and bulk are intimidating. And if I wanted a special appearance, I would have asked a mega star like Shahrukh Khan and not someone like Upen Patel to do it!"
Has he chopped Upen's song? "Yes, but its only half a minute. I have edited everyone's song in the film as the film is supposed to be only two hours long. Upen and Tanishaa's song was four minutes so I cut it to three and half minutes. Nobody is doing a guest appearance in the film. All 14 characters have equal importance. Upen is like a small child clamouring for attention all the time."