After successful productions such as Rustom, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Pad Man and Pari, producer Prerna V Arora became a household name and face in the media. He made headlines for associating with good movies and big names for the first two years of his career. She also had movies like Parmanu, Fanney Khan, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, and Kedarnath in her name until everything went south for her due to lack of transparency and unpaid fees to various providers.
Producer Vashu Bhagnani filed a case against him, claiming that he faced a loss of Rs. 30 million rupees due to Prerna, who had given him the rights to Pad Man and Kedarnath after the launch. She complained that Prerna had signed several such contracts with other producers and this led to her arrest in December 2018. She was released in December 2019.
After a long break from work, Prerna announced her upcoming projects in September 2020, titled Rosie: The Saffron Chapter, starring Vivek Oberoi and Shweta Tiwari’s daughter Palak and Iti: Can You Solve Your Own Murder. The first was to be filmed over a period of 18-20 days with a budget of Rs. 3 million rupees, but a source revealed some shocking details of how Money was mismanaged and this even led to Vivek Oberoi exiting the project. The source said: “Rosie: The Saffron Chapter went upstairs 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. “
Giving more details about what happened on the film sets, the source added: “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. “
There were reports that vanity truck salesmen were not paid, leading to an operator refusing to open the doors for Arbaaz Khan, who replaced Vivek in the film. Arbaaz, infuriated by this, left the set and did not shoot that day.
In addition, there has been a change in the number and names of the film’s producers, “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, show 2 presenters, one of whom was not involved with the film before, 1 co-producer, and up to 9 producers. 2 of the 9 current producers on Rosie: The Saffron Chapter were former 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. “
The source further revealed that Prerna had received advice from financiers for her movie which she spent on shopping and a bungalow in Khandala. She used to live in an apartment in Juhu but lost the place due to non-payment of fees, “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 settle the fees. Now he 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 currently resides in a five-star hotel in Santacruz for over a year, where he still has to pay bills amounting to a whopping amount of roughly Rs. 20 lakhs or more. ”