By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Monday morning at Sankraman Studios witnessed an ugly fight between the stars of Balaji's Kya Hoga Nimmo Kaa (Star One), with Eijaz Khan and Sanjeeda Sheikh hurling abuses at each other.
Eventually, Eijaz stomped off the sets, and the production head Ketan Gupta and creative director Nivedita Basu sorted out the issue.
A unit member present at the shoot says, "Eijaz and Sanjeeda are constantly fighting over issues. On Monday, Eijaz (who is shooting for two serials - Nimmo and Kavyanjali) was rehearsing his lines when Sanjeeda started talking very loudly. Eijaz got upset as he couldn't concentrate and told her to keep quiet.
She doesn't understand that he spends 18 hours shooting for two serials and is constantly hopping from one set to the other. After some time, when she didn't listen, he told her 'Why don't you chill for some time?' That's when Sanjeeda got angry and started yelling at him. Eijaz got angry too and started yelling back. After a point, he couldn't take it any more and walked off the sets."
The unit member continues, "Sanjeeda has changed a lot in the last couple of months. Earlier, she was very accommodating and cooperative, but now she has become very irritable. We don't understand what her problem is. Initially, Eijaz and Sanjeeda used to be friends, but their equation has changed over the last couple of months."
No small talk
Creative director Nivedita Basu doesn't deny the fight, but tries to make light of the incident. "There was some misunderstanding between Eijaz and Sanjeeda which escalated a bit. As a result, shooting got stalled for some time. The matter got sorted out eventually and they resumed shooting."
As for his part, Eijaz says, "I wouldn't like to comment on unimportant people and unimportant issues. Yes, there was a problem yesterday but I wouldn't like to give the matter importance. I don't like being disturbed when I am rehearsing or when the director is discussing a scene. I have stopped interfering since a couple of months ago."
As for whether he is on talking terms with Sanjeeda he says, "I talk when there is a need to. Otherwise, I don't."
Sanjeeda was unavailable for comment.