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Arshad Warsi's maiden production in trouble

Director Jaideep Sen opts out of Arshad Warsi's maiden production. Once again, money's the issue. Vajir Singh tells more.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2008 19:46 IST
Vajir Singh
Vajir Singh
Hindustan Times

Even before Arshad Warsi could launch his maiden production which is still untitled, it has run into trouble. Reason: director Jaideep Sen demanded an astronomical price at the nth hour.

Result: Sen is out. He is now directing a film for Percept Pictures.

Warsi who is one of the main leads in Sen's directorial debut Krazzy 4 which he's directing for Rakesh Roshan's production house, and Sen have parted ways.

"Ever since the promos of Krazzy 4 came on air, Jaideep has been flooded with offers. Arshad had signed him up for a particular price but it wasn't put on paper," says a source.

"When Sen suddenly asked for Rs 50 lakh to direct Arshad's film it was almost double the figure decided on earlier."

Warsi has yet to finalise the other actors for his film but is planning a start-to-finish schedule from July 15 to September 15.

"His friend, director Kabir Kaushik who made his debut with the Warsi starrer Sehar, will be directing the film now," adds the source.

Kaushik is currently shooting his second film, Chamku with Bobby Deol in the title role and Priyanka Chopra as the female lead.

"Kaushik should finish with Chamku a couple of months from now and will then focus on Warsi's film which is a romantic comedy. He has already gone through the script," concludes the source.