Courtesy : The Quint
The trouble for Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty starrer Motichoor Chaknachoor seems to not end anytime soon. The film’s director Debamitra Bansal faced a fallout with the producer, Rajesh Bhatia.
The bickering arose due to minor creative differences and nonpayment of dues, but it went on to get worse with abuses being hurled and people being terminated from the project, and it worsened to an extent that Deba had to step out of the film.
The film released last week, and Debamitra claims that the final product is completely different from what she had made. She lashed out at the producers, and even plead the audience to not watch the film.
After the director’s aghast, the reaction of the writer of the film, Megh aka Bhupendra Singh is also quite similar, who feels that the film could have been 40 percent better if Deba was a part of the editing.
It wasn’t fair to keep Debamitra, the director of the film, out of the editing process. It has impacted the film and I believe if they let her be on the table, the end product would have been 40 percent better. Ismein koi shaq nahi ki Chandan Arora ne jo editing ki thi, woh zyada acchi thi. Aaj bhale hi logo ko picture achi lag rahi ho, maine bhi 2 baar dekhi hai, kal jab main gaya toh theatre 75 percent bhara tha, log enjoy bhi kar rahe the, lekin yeh enjoyment aur hota agar director editing mein involved hota.- Meghvrat Singh Gurjar
Megh says that there was an ego clash between the producer and the director of the film, and reveals that the film was shot well, the actors delivered well but the editing made the film go haywire.
Man-mutaav tha, definitely tha. Hum mein se koi aapko premiere mein dikha? It says it all that there was a big ego-clash. But film bahut aachi shoot hui thi, actors ne bhi bahut aacha kaam kiya tha. However, we all know that how a film turns out always depends on the edit table. Jab aap woh table hi cheen loge toh koi kya karega? Yeh wahi baat ho gayi ki aapne rasoi mein aacha khaana banaya, aacha cooking oil use kiya, sab theek kiya but table par dish pahuchi toh usmein kisi ne gandagi daal di. Ismein aapki galti kaise hai?- Meghvrat Singh Gurjar
Further, when Megh was asked if we approached Nawazuddin regarding the controversy, he says that they know each other very well but he never tells him for any work.
Mujhse pehle toh Nawaz ko aur bade logon ne bola hi hoga, aur shayad unhone kuch initiative internally liya bhi ho, jo humein na pata ho. But jab producer kisi ki sunne ko tayaar hi nahi toh koi kya kar lega.- Meghvrat Singh Gurjar
Writer Megh and director Debamitra worked together for four long years, and after the latter stepped out of the film, the team was upset.
Ek director ka vision uska hi hota hai. No one can replace that. Debamitra ke saath bilkul galat hua. I have been a part of her journey for 4 years, kyunki neev daalne ka kaam toh writers hi karte hai, uske baad bhale hi imaarat par unka naam aaye na aaye. It was a long struggle for her, and unfair to anyone.- Meghvrat Singh Gurjar
Megh concludes by stating that the ego clash amongst the team made the film suffer.
Shaadiyon mein jaise fufe-maame ladte hai ki unhe rasgulla nahi mila, waise ego clash mein film suffer kar gayi. But agar audience isko bhi enjoy kar rahi hai, toh main kaun hota hun ismein galtiya nikalne wala. You and I will evaluate it in a creative angle but for the viewer it’s just entertainment.- Meghvrat Singh Gurjar
Meanwhile, Motichoor Chaknachoor, the story of a 36-year-old man trying to find a wife is currently running in theatres.