Bipasha heckled for refusing to party?
Bipasha Basu was allegedly harassed by the owner of a five-star hotel where she was staying as she refused to attend his birthday party. Neha Sharma tells more...entertainment Updated: Feb 07, 2010 00:43 IST
The actor, in town to launch her fitness DVD, was staying at the Hotel Ramada Plaza and was to attend a party to celebrate it on Friday. When she found out the party was also a birthday bash for the hotel’s chairman, Ashok Mittal, she reportedly didn’t attend.
An eyewitness said Mittal then created a ruckus outside Basu’s room.
An official statement by Shemaroo Entertainment, the production house behind the DVD, said: “It was never mentioned it was the chairman’s birthday. Due to misrepresentation of facts, we decided Bipasha won’t attend.”
Mittal differed: “Bipasha was being greedy, demanding Rs 30 lakh to attend the party... We had a contract, signed by Basu, which states she was to make an appearance at the party.” A copy of the contract is with HT.
Shemaroo paid the hotel Rs 10,40,000 in compensation. Basu said: “I don’t want to comment. Shemaroo Entertainment has given an official statement.”