Hours after the official teaser of Anubhav Sinha’s Zid was released on Monday, Vivek Agnihotri disowned the film, saying the credit for direction and screenplay has been wrongly attributed to him.

Vivek Agnihotri and Anubhav Sinha
Vivek Agnihotri and Anubhav Sinha

The filmmaker had left the project midway following creative differences with Anubhav Sinha. A source close to the filmmaker said, “Vivek was making Zid as a psychological thriller. But after having completed 60 per cent of the shoot, Anubhav wanted him to add more sex scenes and turn it into an erotic thriller. Vivek did not agree with him and opted out of the project, requesting him not to use his name in the film credits."

The source said Vivek, who is on a high with Buddha In A Traffic Jam receiving appreciation at the MAMI festival, was furious after he saw his name on the teaser.
“He was upset that Anubhav had gone back on his word,” the source added.

Vivek Agnihotri told hitlist, “I can only say that Zid is not my film.” Sinha was unavilable for comment.

The film will mark the debut of Priyanka Chopra’s cousin, Barbie Handa, who has been cast opposite Karanvir Bohra.