NYC Bollywood Awards badly organised: Kangana
Kangana Ranaut is making no bones about the fact that she is furious with the organisers of the Bollywood Awards that were held in New York, last month.india Updated: Jun 07, 2007 16:57 IST
While organisers are spreading word about Kangana Ranaut's alleged misdemeanour at the Bollywood Awards function in New York, the actress has another story to tell.
"I've been to so many live performances in the last two years. But this one takes the cake. This was one of the worst organised and attended events," Kangana told IANS.
According to eyewitnesses, Bipasha Basu and Neha Dhupia refused to perform until money due to them was paid.
"All of us were not paid. I put my foot down when they said the amount would be given after the show. I refused to get out of my hotel room until I was paid. They paid the money to my manager but kept aside $1,000 for my costume. When my manager demanded the amount, they fired him. Finally the organisers paid up.
"But they took their revenge when I returned to my hotel room. After my performance I was told that I had to clear my hotel bills, including food and everything. Can you believe this? I was staying at the posh Radisson. I didn't have that kind of money.
"My manager explained to the hotel management that the room was booked in the organisers' names. Why was I expected to pay my bills? Bipasha is experienced in such matters. I've to learn a lot yet."
Apparently, Kangana ran up a huge phone bill from her hotel room.
"Whom would I call from New York? My sister? Is she my boyfriend that she's dying to hear my voice every hour? After seeing how these people behaved I'll think thrice before performing abroad."
While Kangana is candid, Bipasha is cautious in her declarations.
Bipasha said: "Yes there were some problems. But it would be wrong of me to talk about them since they were sorted out. But I did see Kangana facing problems. I saw her standing outside with no makeup room.
"She needs to get more firm about these events. Have everything down in a contract and not on those letterheads, please. I've been around enough. Even when I was new no one could take me for a ride," she said.
First Published: Jun 07, 2007 15:18 IST