Lisa Haydon recently announced her engagement to her beau Dino Lalvani. However, it seems she may be about to get embroiled in a legal case after she has apparently walked out of ‘Atithi in London’ just ten days before the shoot is about to start.
Director Abhishek Pathak is thought to have confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror, “We had locked Lisa for the role, exchanged contracts and even got her visa ready. The set was ready in Filmalaya studio but we got a call from her manager ten days before the schedule that Lisa wasn�۪t interested in doing the film anymore. Suddenly, I hear from someone that she�۪s getting married which is why she can�۪t do our film. We had everything ready, from visas for the entire crew to locations. Now all that money is down the drain. My crew�۪s work permit visa is valid only for a limited period so I don�۪t know what to do now”.
He continued talking about Haydon’s “unprofessional” conduct, “���These people come from abroad and don�۪t understand how people put in effort, sweat and blood to make a film. We shouldn�۪t be entertaining people who don�۪t understand the value of money that a producer puts into a film. The contract was handed over to her team long ago but they kept delaying signing it because she had other plans. Her agency had stated multiple times in mails that she was doing our film; she had sent us her passport details for the London schedule as well. We had already locked dates of senior actors like Pareshji (Paresh Rawal) and Tanviji (Tanvi Azmi), my London crew had been booked. We�۪re taking legal action against Lisa. Her talent management agency should take responsibility for this mess”.
It’s thought a new actress will be finalised soon and Pathak expects the shoot to begin by 20th October. The film will also star Paresh Rawal and Tanvi Azmi.
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