Tiger Shroff's 'Munna Michael' co-star Niddhi Agerwal made to sign no dating clause!

Updated: Oct 08, 2016, 13:30 IST | Mohar Basu |

In the most bizarre diktat in recent times, Niddhi Agerwal, who makes her debut with Tiger Shroff in 'Munna Michael', has been asked to sign a no-dating clause until the film wraps up

Niddhi Agerwal and Tiger Shroff
Niddhi Agerwal and Tiger Shroff

Now this one can reopen the 'sexism in Bollywood' debate once again, and rightly so. In the most bizarre diktat in recent times, Niddhi Agerwal, who makes her debut with Tiger Shroff in 'Munna Michael', has been asked to sign a no-dating clause until the film wraps up, and that extends beyond the limits of the sets. The dance drama went on floors last weekend and Nidhi joins the unit on Saturday.

Says Niddhi, "I had to read it [the contract] twice over to believe it, but I don't really have a problem. I understand that the intention is that they want 100 per cent dedication from me. Not like I have a life beyond work in any case. My understanding of it is that the makers have included the clause because dating a co-star has become an easy publicity exercise for production houses. It takes the focus away from the film. Now, I can put my phone away and practice for four hours without worrying about who's calling me. It is a matter of five-six months and I am okay with it."

Viki Rajani
Viki Rajani

Meanwhile, producer Viki Rajani tells us the clause is only for Niddhi while Tiger has been spared. "Tiger is already a star while this is Niddhi's launch film. She is a bright girl and we don't want her to get distracted. Sabbir (Khan, director) and I have seen real potential in her and this will do her good," he says. Isn't it unfair and rather sexist? Rajani says, "It's not like we made her sign [the contract] at gunpoint. She agreed to it. It's a big launch. She starts shooting on October 8 and will be done by February."

Bollywood's other bizarre clauses

> No late nights/alcohol: 'Mirzya' lead pair Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher were asked not to mingle with each other, party post shoot or consume alcohol on set.

> Nudity clause: All artistes legally bound to expose and use explicit language in Ekta Kapoor's 'XXX' if the script so demands.

> No pregnancy clause: Madhur Bhandarkar, who allegedly incurred losses of R4 crore when a pregnant Aishwarya Rai Bachchan backed out of 'Heroine' (2012), introduced this clause, triggering a debate.

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