Rumour has it: Director shown the door for supporting Geetika Tyagi?

Mar 19, 2014, 14:03 IST | Asira Tarannum

Atul Sabharwal has reportedly been ousted from YRF for supporting actress Geetika Tyagi’s molestation claims against filmmaker Subhash Kapoor

Director Atul Sabharwal’s show of support to actress Geetika Tyagi, who has accused filmmaker Subhash Kapoor of molestation, seems to have rubbed Yash Raj Films (YRF) the wrong way.

Geetika Tyagi and Director Atul Sabharwal
Geetika Tyagi and Director Atul Sabharwal

The industry grapevine is buzzing with rumours that Atul and Geetika have been dating since a long time and so when he supported her case on social networking platforms, YRF decided to part ways with him.

A source close to the production house said the director was working on his next film under the YRF banner but the deal is not on anymore. “YRF has never been embroiled in controversies, so Atul was called and it was decided that they would not be working with him,” said the source.

The production house, however, scotched the rumours, saying, “This is not true. Atul is working on his next script for YRF.”

Atul, too, echoed the same. “This is completely baseless and untrue. I am working on my script for YRF,” his text message read.

The source, on the other hand, stuck to the ‘separation’ theory. “YRF has indeed parted ways with Atul, but at the same time they don’t want to make things messy by talking about it,” the source added.

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