Generally, actors are known to follow their director’s instructions. The popular notion was turned around recently, when Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol gave orders to their forthcoming film’s director, Dibaker Bannerjee, to march back home. Reason being that they didn’t want him to holiday while they’re promoting the film.
A well-placed source tells us that the director, who’s known to be laidback when it comes to pre-release publicity, took off on a holiday to the Himalayas. “Usually, Dibaker takes time off for a family holiday and disconnects himself from the industry. This time, he went on a sudden holiday around May 20 and was scheduled to return by June 3. No one from his cast and crew were aware of his plans,” says our informer.
Meanwhile, Emraan and Abhay started their interview rounds, oblivious about Dibaker’s vacation. As our source reveals, “It was only recently that they learnt that their director has gone on a holiday.
Naturally, they were a tad upset about his sudden disappearance from the scene. More so since the last two weeks’ promotion before the release determines the kind of opening the film will register at the box office. So they decided to summon him back to.”
Needless to say, the director had no option but to comply with his actors’ demands. “Dibaker is returning to Mumbai on Wednesday (May 30) and will get involved in the promotional activities from the following morning,” sums up our source.