Pakistani actor Veena Malik’s constant disappearing acts have left a Mumbai-based filmmaker livid, as his Rs 11 crore film with the actor is in jeopardy. This is the second time in the past two months that the actor has disappeared, giving goose bumps to the makers of her forthcoming 3D film, Mumbai 125 kms.
"Many people from the industry warned me against casting her, but I still signed her for my film. I hope she lives up to my faith, else I will be doomed, as I have Rs 11 cr riding on her," says director Hemant Madhukar.
Veena has completed a major portion of the 3D film and had committed to shoot the climax in the first week of February. But much to the director’s dismay, the actor has gone incommunicado. "Her phone is out of reach. When I contacted her manager in Pakistan, he told me that she is not getting the visa to come here and is stuck in Dubai."
The actor had gone to Dubai for a New Year Eve performance, and is stuck there, trying hard to get her Indian visa. "She is facing trouble because of numerous controversies around her," says Madhukar, who has cast Veena in a ‘super bold avatar’ in his film.
While Madhukar is anxious, the producers of Veena’s other show, Swayamvar 4, are so far at peace. "Her shoots are scheduled with us from April onwards. We hope till then, all will be resolved," says a spokesperson from Imagine TV.