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Arshad Warsi acting pricey post Ishqiya

This isn’t the first time when Warsi is acting like this. When Vishal Bhardwaj offered Ishqiya to him, he had immediately walked out of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Teen Patti. A unit source says Warsi left the film because he was getting a solo film.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2010 01:21 IST

IshqiyaActor Arshad Warsi has left Golmaal director Rohit Shetty in a lurch. The actor, an integral part of GolmaalFun Unlimited and Golmaal Returns has refused Golmaal 3 that goes on the floors next month. Reason: the actor has increased his market price after the success of Ishqiya, and demanded Rs 3 crore — double of what was being offered to him. "Arshad was offered Rs 1.5 crore, but he made it clear that he would settle for nothing less than Rs 3 crores," says a source from the production team.

Arshad confirmed his absence from the film, reasoned his absence is due to his debut production, Hum Tum Aur Ghost. “I would’ve loved to be a part of Golmaal 3. I’m trying to work out a way to be associated with the film. Money isn’t bothering me at the moment.” Asked about the money-related problems with Warsi, Shetty, presently doing a recce in Goa, says, “Will try to convince Arshad.”

This isn’t the first time Warsi has left a filmmaker stranded. When filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj offered Ishqiya to him, he had immediately walked out of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Teen Patti. A unit source says Warsi left the film because he was getting a solo film, and did not want to be overshadowed by anyone.

“If Arshad was not adjusting his dates with that of Amitabh Bachchan, what could we do?” says a source from the unit. Teen Patti producer Ambika Hinduja says, “Whatever happens, happens for good. When I see the film now, I can’t imagine anyone but Madhavan (actor) do that part.”