Just a few days after Lisa Haydon announced her marriage with boyfriend Dino Lalvani, the sultry actress seems to be in trouble for walking out of director Abhishek Pathak‘s upcoming film Atithi, 10 days before it was scheduled to go on floors.
According to a report in DNA, Lisa was playing the female lead in the movie, for which the shooting was supposed to begin in September. The film also has Paresh Rawal, Tanvi Azmi and Kartik Aryan in pivotal roles. The director allegedly plans to sue Lisa for her unprofessional behaviour.
We had locked Lisa for the role, exchanged contracts and even got her visa ready. The set was ready in Filmalaya studio but we got a call from her manager 10 days before the schedule that Lisa wasn’t interested in doing the film anymore. Suddenly, I hear from someone that she’s getting married which is why she can’t do our film. We had everything ready, from visas for the entire crew to locations. Now all that money is down the drain. My crew’s work permit visa is valid only for a limited period so I don’t know what to do now.
One day she told me that she couldn’t lip-sync for any of the songs. She was aware that it’s a commercial film and it would have songs but we complied, agreeing to go ahead with it.
These people come from abroad and don’t understand how people put in effort, sweat and blood to make a film. We shouldn’t be entertaining people who don’t understand the value of money that a producer puts into a film. The contract was handed over to her team long ago but they kept delaying signing it because she had other plans. Her agency had stated multiple times in mails that she was doing our film; she had sent us her passport details for the London schedule as well. We had already locked dates of senior actors like Pareshji and Tanviji, my London crew had been booked. We’re taking legal action against Lisa. Her talent management agency should take responsibility for this mess.
As of now, the shoot has been postponed to October 20 and the makers are looking for another actress for the lead character.