If sources are to be believed, designer and co-producer Shabina Khan has been rubbing people the wrong way. It is being said that Wasik Khan, the art director in her film 'Gabbar', has quit the project due to irreconcilable differences.
What makes this news more interesting is the fact that he is not the only one to have had problems with Shabina. Within a week of the film going on the floors, this Akshay Kumar-Shruti Hassan starrer, which is being produced by Viacom and Sanjay Leela Bhansali along with Shabina, tasted controversy: sources said that five crewmembers walked out of the film, owing to her short temper and high-handedness. Then there was news about Shraddha Kapoor being asked to opt out of 'Gabbar' as the actress didn’t have dates to spare.
A source says, “A lot of crew members have quit the film because of Shabina Khan. And this time around, she didn’t ask them to leave; they quit on their own because they couldn’t deal with her acid tongue anymore. She is known to insult people on the sets and this isn’t the first time she’s facing such problems — she had people walking out during the making of 'Rowdy Rathore' as well.”
When contacted, Wasik said that he has opted out of the film due to personal reasons. “Shabina and I are like family – it’s just that I had to come to Delhi for some personal work and that's why I am no longer doing the film. I have recommended some names to them,” he said.
Shabina Khan echoed his statement. “There’s no truth to this. Wasik had to rush to Delhi and take a month off, so he is not able to do the film,” she said.
But our source maintains that this is not the case. “A lot of people on the sets are scared of her not because of the way she treats people.”