Aishwarya Rai and Madhur Bhandarkar have resolved their differences over the cancellation of the film Heroine.
Amitabh Bachchan ended the ‘pregnant’ silence from the Bachchan camp after Bhandarkar posted a follow up on his blog to Bachchan’s earlier Twitter posts suggesting that Bhandarkar and UTV had acted spitefully by dropping the film just because Aishwarya was pregnant.
Amitabh Bachchan, who was in Ahmedabad yesterday to promote Bbuddha Hoga Tera Baap, announced the reconciliation when asked to comment on the controversy created by his initial remarks and Bhandarkar’s rejoinder.
In his blog post, Bhandarkar elaborated the reasons that forced him to cancel ‘Heroine’. He pointed out the role in the adult themed film would have required Aishwarya to smoke, be in the company of smokers and in the midst of crowds, all of which would have been unsafe for her due to her pregnancy.
Bhandrakar also voiced his hurt that Aishwarya didn’t confide in him about her pregnancy before filming started.
UTV and Bhandarkar have lost a lot of money on account of the film’s cancellation after shooting started, besides many technicians have lost their jobs on the project
Announcing the reconciliation in Ahmedabad, Bachchan said:
“This is a matter between the producer and Aishwarya, and I cannot comment on it.
“When I was asked (previously) what I have to say, I had said that they (Aishwarya and Bhandarkar) would sort it out, and in fact they have sorted it out,” he said.
“(Despite this) if some person expresses his feelings about it he has the right to do it. And then others will also express their feelings on the issue and this way whatever is the truth, will come out,” Bachchan said.