Actress Minissha Lamba and director Sagar Ballary were close friends not long ago. They worked together in Bheja Fry 2 and the forthcoming Hum Tum Shabana but they have turned sworn enemies. The actress has slammed the director for badmouthing her to gain publicity.
Minissha said that she never thought that the director would stoop to this level for publicity. “I used to consider Mr Ballary a friend. But if he is trying to get publicity by maligning my name, then he's hardly a friend," Mid Day quoted the actress as saying.
Sagar has accused Minissha of shooting a promotional video for Bheja Fry 2 in his absence. However, the actress said in her defence, “The producer asked me to do the video, so naturally I did it. Why should Mr Ballary have a problem with that? I'm caught in the crossfire between Mr Ballary and the producer of Bheja Fry 2. Since he can't hurt the producer, he has chosen to make me the scapegoat."
The actress is of the opinion that the director should have avoided making irresponsible remarks. “It takes years to build a friendship, but just a few careless remarks to ruin it. As a director, he should have been more responsible with his words. I can understand him wanting publicity for his film. But why at my cost? I did Bheja Fry 2 although I had a small role just for Sagar Ballary. And this is what he does!" she said.
Minissha went on to say that producer Mukul Deora is also upset on learning about the director's irresponsible statement.