Kushan Nandy’s action thriller Babumoshai Bandookbaaz was released in 2017. While the film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui might not have created a storm at the box office, it did make a splash when Chitrangda Singh made some shocking reveals of the sets. of the movie.
In 2018, when the #MeToo movement was sweeping India and perpetrators of sexual assaults were being unmasked and brought to the fore. At that time Singh shared his nightmare experience on the sets of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. She alleged that she was harassed by an exciting scene in the movie that was to be filmed in Lucknow.
According to the IBTimes report, Chitrangda Singh had said: “When I filmed for the movie (Babumoshai Bandookbaaz), they suddenly came up with an exciting scene and asked me to do it with Nawazuddin. The director just ordered ‘apna petticoat uthao aur ragdo aapne aap ko’! Finally, he got on top of Nawaz to explain what he wanted him to do. By then his eyes were watery, but he insisted that he do what he said since he was the director. Who talks like that? It was just outrageous. I was offended and left. “
Chitrangda Singh further said: “Nawaz was there, the director of photography (DOP) was there, a production company was there but no one defended me. And to top it off, during the film’s first press conference, they very cheekily said ‘we’re glad he’s gone as we got a better replacement’. During one of the promotional events for the film, Nawaz went on and made a statement that ‘humne toh doh baari mazze kar liye.’
On the other hand, the director of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz business partner Kushan Nandy, Kiran Shroff, spoke about his side of the story. He said, “I’m going to put it on the record. Chitrangda Singh’s accusations are false. Add this to the fact that she started reporting late on set from Day 3. I had no issues with her last year when we shot a schedule with her in West Bengal. If he had, he would not have brought her to Lucknow. Chitrangda called a meeting with Nawaz and Kushan and asked for changes to the script. He said his suggestions were non-negotiable, otherwise he would leave the movie. You also know that he’s still been texting Nawaz to convince Kushan to make some changes to the script?
He further said, “In fact, Chitrangda was the one who suggested that she wanted to wear a low-cut blouse. He told us it would be appropriate for the scene where Nawaz first sees me and falls in love with me. She also said she wanted to rip a button off her blouse and put a pin there. The worst thing is his accusation against Kushan that he told him: “Get on top of Nawaz, Tange ragdo.” It was just that Chitrangda was misunderstanding the scene. We have a great script and for Chitrangda’s information, we are not making any erotic movies as she imagines. We never made one to date, so why make one now? “
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