The scene in contention here is the song - 'Yeh Haseen Wadiya', in the landmark film Roja where the hero puts a chunk of ice on Madhu's back and Madhu runs off into the bathroom to change and comes out wearing his t-shirt, feeling shy and embarrassed. Madhu’s naïve performance is what truly moved the audience.
In Maayka, where the storyline is such that Mahi and Shabd are on their honeymoon, the director planned a replica of the Roja scene with Neha coming out wearing Shabd's dress. Neha though refused to shoot this, since she wasn’t comfortable just wearing a T-shirt and appearing on screen. The director got furious for Neha’s non-co operation, but Neha remained adamant about her decision.
Hats off to Neha for staying put to her principles. In an industry where people need to constantly compromise with their ethics and principles, Neha's firm stand is a welcome change to all!!
Author: Hiral Anju Bhatt