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Aisha director Rajshree Ojha clears rumours of a rift with Rhea Kapoor.

entertainment Updated: Jul 18, 2010 12:24 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times

Reports are rife that Aisha's director Rajshree Ojha and producer Rhea Kapoor are at loggerheads as Rhea, who is known to be dating first assistant Karan Boolani since she worked with him on Wake Up Sid, was pushing her beau for bigger responsibilities.

Boolani also shot a song at Rishikesh on Rhea's behest, despite Rajshree's presence on the sets. But Rajshree clears the air, denying any such rift.

Rhea kapoor"I don't know where such news comes from. I am shocked. People should get their facts right. Such stupid stories make things tough for me. I want people to enjoy the movie.

Period," she says, adding, "Karan was just a first AD (assistant director) and I used to turn to him like I did to other ADs, which is a normal process in film production. The movie is my vision and it is my film."

Rajshree clarifies that the Karan and Rhea's friendship had no role to play on the professional front. "There was never a problem between Rhea, Karan and me. In fact, Rhea supported me throughout the production of this movie.

We shared a healthy working relationship," Rajshree goes on. Quiz her on the song sequence in Rishikesh and she says, "We all decided that Karan would do the song, and there is nothing more to it."

Aisha, which stars Rhea's sister Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in the lead roles, has mostly been shot in Delhi, and is expected to be released in theatres on Auust 6.

First Published: Jul 17, 2010 16:33 IST