Last week, filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala was surprised to get calls from his actor friends about the casting for his new set of films. A number of other aspiring actors also tried reaching out to Sajid’s office for the same purpose.
Apparently, the producer’s wife, Warda Nadiadwala, has been facing the same queries on Twitter. She is being repeatedly asked about “casting” calls for Sajid’s movies, even for the sequels to Judwaa (1997) and Baaghi.
But the filmmaker was completely unaware of any such casting taking place. It turns out that an impostor on Facebook has been “up to some mischief”.
An insider says, “A few weeks ago, too, Sajid — who isn’t on any social media platform — faced the same issue on Facebook. At that time, he had lodged a complaint for the second time with Mumbai’s cyber cell. As a result, there were no activities on the impostor’s account for some time. But last week, the fake casting calls started all over again.”
Now, Sajid has decided to lodge a complaint for the third time. “He is worried about young actors falling into such a trap. So, he is going to inform the cyber cell officials about the incident again,” adds the insider. When contacted, Sajid says, “It is not happening just with me. Some of my industry friends are also facing the same issue. I am going to lodge a complaint for the third time with the authorities. I’m confident that they will take care of the matter.”