The protagonist of Akshay Kumar Rustom (2016) was significant for many reasons, one of which was that it served as the debut film for producer Prerna V Arora. She soon followed it up with Bathroom – Ek Prem Katha (2017), Pad Man (2018) and Even (2018). She also befriended the media and gave countless interviews. This and the fact that he had a glamorous image made her acquainted even with the aam board, who do not always know the names of the producers.
Everything was going well with Prerna V Arora and she also joined as a co-producer on many other films such as Parmanu (2018), Fanney khan (2018), Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) and Kedarnath (2018). However, within a few months, she was out of all these movies. The accusations ranged from a lack of transparency in the study’s financial transactions to non-payment of fees. Things got worse when producer Vashu Bhagnani went to court, claiming losses of more than Rs. 30 million rupees. He alleged that he was induced to finance Pad Man and Kedarnath with the promise that he would obtain the rights to the premiere of the film. But he allegedly also signed similar deals with other producers. On December 8, 2018, she was arrested and released in September 2019.
After almost a year, he decided to start over and released two movies. – Rosie: The Saffron Chapter and Iti: Can you solve your own murder?. Everything seemed fine and business and industry believed that he had learned his lesson and that he would never get into trouble again. However, it is said that he has returned to his old ways.
Unnecessary expenses on the one hand; providers not paid by the other
An informed source Bollywood Hungama, “Rosie: The Saffron Chapter went up to flats last year in December. It was supposed to be just an 18-20 day session. The budget was set at Rs. 2.50-3 crore. It should have ended in January 2021. But filming just wrapped up, in August 2021. The movie got stuck in the middle due to a financial mess. Many providers have not been paid and have not yet been paid. “
The source continued: “It is clear that finances are not being used properly and not even being planned properly. The film’s stakeholders are constantly being shocked as the budget for certain times would suddenly increase by multiples for no clear reason. There are accusations that money is wasted unnecessarily. For a one day recognition, almost Rs. 3 lakhs was spent. “
While money flows like water for such activities, those who work on the film are suffering from non-payment of fees. “Many providers are still paid or not paid properly. The cast and crew get paid or else they won’t appear on set. Even lead actor Arbaaz Khan has been paid in parts to fulfill his commitment. “However, there have been cases where the crew has only eaten once a day and been forced to fend for themselves during the rest of the day.
Bollywood Hungama had previously reported that, according to a source, the operator of the van had told Arbaaz that he would not open the van’s door until his quotas were settled. Arbaaz then left and did not shoot that day.
In another significant episode, workers from a film association landed at an investor’s home and organized a dharna. The investor had to appease them and they left only after making sure that the workers would receive the corresponding payment.
Vivek Oberoi exits; The curious case of producers who leave and join the film at regular intervals.
Curiously, Rosie: The Saffron Chapter was launched with Vivek Oberoi as leader and co-producer. It also marks the debut of Palak, the daughter of Shweta Tiwari. A source told us: “Some changes were made to the script. Also, documentation and paperwork were not in place. Vivek was not happy with these developments and therefore decided to leave the film. “Arbaaz later replaced Vivek.
The other mysterious development that is happening in the movie is regarding the producers of Rosie: The Saffron Chapter. The source continued: “With each new poster or publicity material released for this film, the names of the producers and the number of producers would also change. When the film was announced in September 2020, there were 3 presenters and 7 producers associated with the project. When the teaser came out in April 2021, the movie had 2 presenters and 8 producers. Some of the names that were there before were nowhere to be seen, including Vivek Oberoi. Then the 2 new teasers that were released on July 31, 2021, feature 2 presenters, one of whom was not involved with the movie before, 1 co-producer, and up to 9 producers. “
And that’s not all. The source revealed, “Check out the teaser released on August 10. Ten days after the July 31 teaser, a new production house has been added. The previous co-producer is nowhere to be seen and has been replaced by 4 new co-producers. At this rate, by the time the film is released, God knows how many more people would have left and joined the film’s ever-growing list of producers. “
The source also said, “2 of the 9 current producers of Rosie: The Saffron Chapter they were previous line producers. Prerna V Arora and the other major producers have not settled their bill of approximately Rs. 30-35 lakhs from vendors who had come through the line producers. She made them producers so they don’t have to pay them. “
Unpaid fees in five-star hotels, luxury stores
When Prerna V Arora was in prison, a newspaper article in March 2019 reported that she took money from financiers under the pretext of financing her films, but instead squandered it on designer items, a bungalow in Khandala, etc. Even here, she has defaulted. The source said: “Prerna Arora’s modus operandi is to give a high upfront payment to a particular luxury store. Then you will pick up items that cost 2 or 3 times the amount advanced. By the time the store realizes what it is doing, it has already ‘bought’ the items and will not be available to pay the fees. ”It has not even paid the fees of major newspapers and media organizations and owes them thousands of rupees.
Prerna V Arora used to previously reside in a rented apartment at JVLR but has lost it due to non-payment of fees. The source later said: “Prerna V Arora now stays in five-star hotels. Even here, you don’t pay on time and therefore have to change hotels frequently. Most hotel groups have had a bad experience and vow never to host it again. He is currently residing in a five-star hotel in Santacruz for over a year, where he has yet to settle bills amounting to a whopping Rs. 20 lakhs or more. “
Friends and supporters suffer
The source also stated that he is doing these wastes because he is not paying the expenses out of his own pocket. The source said: “Prerna has friends and supporters who have always supported her and rescued her on many occasions. Unfortunately, he is taking advantage of that. “
The source explains: “She does not understand the value of money because she is not putting up her own funds.” A source from a former industry lender even said they had been given checks from other investors without their knowledge.
Will Iti: Can you solve your own murder?Would the shoot also be plagued with financial irregularities?
Back to Rosie: The Saffron Chapter5 teasers of the film have been released and the intent of the film team is to show that everything is going well. However, the source said: “Prerna has had trouble raising funds and finishing filming while over budget. We wonder how he will manage to complete post-production. “
It’s a surprise that you recently announced that filming will begin soon on Iti: Can you solve your own murder? in Europe from September 15. Vivek Oberoi is the lead actor according to the announcement. It remains to be seen whether he manages to pull it smoothly without any glitches, as happened in the case of Rosie: The Saffron Chapter.
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