Kangna-Sanju war escalates

The actress refuses to finish dubbing for his forthcoming 'Rascals' till her monetary demands are met; producers to lodge a complaint

Kangna Ranaut is refusing to finish dubbing for Rascals. The actress recently left the studio midway demanding extra monetary compensation for David Dhawan's comic caper.

Sources state the actress was signed for Rs 75 lakh (which has already been paid to her) as well as an additional Rs 5 lakh. She is now demanding for Rs 10 lakh more.

Incidentally, Rascals has been produced by her estranged pal Sanjay Dutt (who also stars in the film) along with Sanjay Ahluwalia and Vinay Choksey.

Ahluwalia confirms, "Kangna has left her dubbing incomplete for the movie. She suddenly decided to walk away after dubbing for a while. We are lodging a complaint with the Cine And TV Artistes Association (CINTAA)."

Sources add that the actress' demand for a fee hike at this juncture is unjustified. "She was not the original choice for the film.
But as Dutt's manager Dharam Uberoi was also handling her work at that time, she was roped in for the project.

For the Thailand schedule, her family members and trainer accompanied her, which was all accommodated. Her demand for a fee hike now is most unwanted. This is her way of harassing the makers."

As reported in 'Sanju gets even with Kangna' (Hitlist, September 6), Kangs found herself missing from the title track of the film featuring the rest of the cast, including Dutt, Ajay Devgn and Lisa Haydon.

Today is the film's music launch and her name does not figure in the invites. Even for an earlier event of the project, she was uninvited.

At one time, she was extremely close to Sanjay and Maanayata Dutt.

But when Kangna started making statements about her proximity to them, it left them flummoxed. Wonder if this refusal to dub is her way of getting back.

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