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I am not unprofessional: Zareen Khan

Actor Zareen Khan has reacted to filmmaker Vinod Bachchan’s allegation that she deserted his film Zilla Ghaziabad after committing to an item number earlier, reports Navdeep Kaur Marwah.

bollywood Updated: Feb 19, 2012 01:27 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
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Actor Zareen Khan has reacted to filmmaker Vinod Bachchan’s allegation that she deserted his film Zilla Ghaziabad after committing to an item number earlier. Bachchan had said that Zareen opted out of the film when she realised that actor Vivek Oberoi stars in the film and didn’t want to upset her mentor Salman Khan, known to be on bad terms with Oberoi.

Zareen denies ever agreeing to the song and also says that she has no idea who Bachchan is. “Maanayata (Sanjay Dutt’s wife) had approached me for this song which features Sanjay. However, I refused it as I don’t want to be typecast as an item girl so early in my career. Sanju treats me like a younger sister and the matter ended there. I don’t even know who this filmmaker is.” Bachchan, however, says, “Zareen had verbally committed to the item song. In fact, she wanted to do it.

Everything including her costumes was ready. But days before the shoot, she realised that Vivek Oberoi was in the film and said no as she didn’t want to upset Salman Khan. I suffered because of her unprofessionalism and had to rope in actor Shriya Saran at the last moment.”

However, Zareen says that the allegation is baseless. “I really don’t know how the story of Vivek being the reason for my denial came up. This is really upsetting. I am not unprofessional and you can talk to the makers of my upcoming films to know about my professionalism.”