Friday, November 23, 2007
Udayabanu Maheshwaran, the director of Naalai, who is now directing a film Chakraviyugam has leveled many charges against her heroine Daisy Bopanna. Daisy and her boyfriend gave hell to ace director Priyadarshan during the making of her debut film Garam Masala in Hindi earlier.
Produced by Mumbai's leading distributors and producers Ashtavinayak, Chakravuyagam was supposed to be a quickie featuring cameraman turned hero Nataraj and Daisy. Nataraj and Maheshwaran had earlier done the slick gangster tale Naalai. Yesterday, the director met the press in Chennai and listed out the trouble they had with Daisy during the making Chakraviyugam.
According to the director, Daisy never used to come on the promised day for the shooting. While the climax was being shot on the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, she disappeared and shooting had to be postponed. A song that was to be shot in Darjeeling had to be scrapped at the last minute because Daisy never turned up for the shooting. The entire crew had waited for her for the whole day and returned.
She threw tantrums everyday during the shooting, change of costume took her hours, while rest of the unit waited before her dressing room. She always wanted business class tickets for herself and her family in particular North Indian airline.
Udayabanu Maheshwaran says: "Actually, I planned to release the film for this Diwali. But it has been delayed by over a month and the cost of production also gone up and made this medium budget film to a big one! We have decided to lodge a complaint against her with Tamil film producer's council and Nadigar Sangam to take some serious actions against her…"