Director Veena Bakshi is fuming after veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah branded her “totally incompetent” during their film ‘Coffin Maker’, which has won a number of awards.
In a magazine interview, Shah said that the film was “abandoned incomplete” and he regrets doing it.
Bakshi responded in Mumbai Mirror, “Naseer was the one who abandoned the film. We had financial issues and shooting came to a halt. When we were ready to roll again, he was unwilling to shoot. After a few meetings he said he’d report back on the sets only if he was paid an additional Rs 1.5 crore. Imagine his audacity!”
She decided to try and wrap up the film without bowing to Naseer’s demand. “I sat down to edit the film with what footage we had and discovered we had enough material and could complete the film without having to shoot with Naseer again. Is the film jury so crazy that they will bestow awards on a film abandoned incomplete?” she argued.