Someone had to give it back to Ronit Roy: Sara Khan
In the courtroom drama, Adalat, protagonist Ronit Roy is known to take up cases for the common man. So it was a case of role reversal for the actor when recently, telly actress Sara Khan took him on for his apparently highhanded behaviour on the sets of the show.
Says a source, "On this day of the shoot, Ronit, who plays defence lawyer K D Pathak, kept muttering something about his co-actors. He seemed to have been irritated by something. When he passed comments about Sara, who plays public prosecutor Naina, she decided to give him a fitting reply."
Needless to say, the cast and crew was taken aback by Sara's reaction. "They did not expect her to respond, leave alone retaliate," says the source.
Sara Khan and Ronit Roy
Sara confirms the story. "I am a no-nonsense person. On the day of the shoot, Ronit kept saying that he was acting with a bunch of madcaps. During a particular scene, I had to look down to pause and reflect and he questioned my method of acting.
He made life difficult for all the co-actors, but they preferred to turn a blind eye. His body language and attitude was demeaning to others," she recounts, adding that she felt compelled to react.
"I knew someone had to give it back to him; the director and the production house would not tell him anything because of his big celebrity pull," says Sara, who is best remembered for playing the character of Alka in Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein (2010-11).
Ronit, however, says, "I say many things that I do not remember. I can't even recollect this actress."