Why is Ek Thi Daayan Still Incomplete?

Rashmi Daryanani , 25 Mar 2013
Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi

Even as the team of Ek Thi Daayan is launching the music and gearing up for the release in less than a month, it seems that the film’s shooting is still not complete. Infact, Emraan Hashmi had to stop shooting for Danis Tanovic‘s upcoming film so that he could return to Mumbai and resume filming for Ek Thi Daayan. There are two rumours doing the rounds about the reason behind the last-minute shooting schedule – here’s what they are!

Ek Thi Daayan music launch
Ek Thi Daayan music launch
Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan

One story suggests that there has been creative differences between Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj. Apparently, Ekta wasn’t too happy with the end of the film and demanded that some scenes be reshot. Though unhappy with this, Vishal is said to have had no choice but to agree, and has let Ekta take over the reins as far as reshooting these scenes is concerned.

Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
Ek Thi Daayan music launch
Ek Thi Daayan music launch

Even Rajeev Masand‘s recent blind item seems to be speaking about this situation. He has even noted that the “powerful female producer” has asked the cast and crew to return to shooting since “she understands this genre better,” but she has apparently not offered them any compensation for the reshoot.

Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Emraan Hashmi, Ekta Kapoor
Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Emraan Hashmi, Ekta Kapoor
Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi

Another theory suggests that Ekta has decided to shoot the ending just one month before the film is due to release in an attempt to keep the climax under wraps. She has apparently told HT that she and Vishal Bharadwaj collectively decided to shoot the ending now so that it does not get leaked. The article also notes that she asked the cast and crew to sign confidentiality agreements and ensured that only the bare minimum crew was around to complete shooting of the film.

Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Emraan Hashmi, Ekta Kapoor
Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Emraan Hashmi, Ekta Kapoor

Which of these theories are you inclined to believe?

Pix: Yogen Shah for MissMalini.

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