Riteish Deshmukh alleges 'breach of contract' after makers of an upcoming sex comedy 'Mastizaade' use him for promotions
In most cases, actors take offence when they are not highlighted enough during their film's publicity campaign, but Riteish Deshmukh, who has a bit role in upcoming sex comedy 'Mastizaade', is upset with the makers for giving him too much prominence. Last evening, the actor made his displeasure evident as he took to social media over the issue, calling it a 'breach of contract'.
In a two-part post, Riteish tweeted last evening: "I am part of 2 scenes and a song in MastiZaade -nothing more. I am requesting the makers again- Please honour our agreement. Disappointed with MastiZaade :Its shocking to see them blatantly use me in their promotions-Absolute breach of my contract-agreement &trust (sic)."
The film, which stars Sunny Leone, Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das, is slated to release later this month and the promotions are already underway. A source says, "Riteish has a special appearance in the film and does not want undue attention for it. He had clearly told the makers not to highlight him in their promotional campaign, but they have gone back on their word."
The makers remained unavailable for comment, but an industry insider pointed out Riteish's tweets could be a publicity stunt for the film.