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Giaa Manek’s decision to participate in rival channel’s reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has got her out of Saath Nibhana Saathiya
Roshni K Olivera & Neha Maheshwri Bhagat (BOMBAY TIMES; June 8, 2012)
Giaa Manek, better known as Gopi bahu (left) from the serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya, has been replaced overnight thanks to her decision to participate in the upcoming dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on a rival channel.
HOW THE DRAMA UNFOLDED Giaa signed up with Jhalak… some time ago, but was asked to opt out of it by the production house of her daily soap. The matter was then taken to the Association of Motion Pictures & TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP), after which it went to the Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA). Members of CINTAA had a couple of meetings with Giaa, and their final decision was that the actress should quit the reality show. Says a source from the association, “Giaa tried to convince the association to let her do the reality show as well. But the fact is that she was under contract with her production house, according to which she could not do any other show while doing Saathiya. Also, they were of the opinion that Jhalak would have affected her image of a softspoken bahu in the serial. The channel felt it wasn’t fair… she had became popular because of their show and now a rival channel was using her brand and image.”
NEW BAHU STEPS IN
Giaa did not expect the channel to take such a hard stand, but it was difficult for her to quit Jhalak… More >
By: Amul Sharma Date: 2009-06-05Mumbai (MID-DAY)The tension between producer Vashu Bhagnani and director Vivek Sharma took an ugly turn on Wednesday. For months, there has been talk about the growing differences between them; it ended two days ago with Vashu slapping Vivek.
A source reveals, “They’ve been having problems for a long time. As Vashu’s son is making his sliver screen debut, he didn’t want to compromise in any department and has been spending money freely on the project. The director apparently decided to take advantage of Vashu’s spending spree and tried to make money off it.”
The source further adds, “Vashu signed Vivek for Rs 61 lakh, right after he made Bhoothnath. He’d been paid most of the amount (only Rs 10 lakh was due), which the director was to receive around the time of the film’srelease.
But on Wednesday afternoon, Vivek went to Bhagnani’s office along with his legal counsel and served him a notice for a balance payment of Rs 40 lakh! He claimed that the producer had signed him for Rs 91 lakh and now that the movie was to release on June 12, the money was due to him.”
The scene… The producer who has been running from pillar to post trying to release his son’s film, tried to reason with Vivek and his lawyer. Says the source, “He told them that he made over 30 films as a producer and never in his wildest dreams would he think of paying almost a crore to a flop director.
After this, Vivek got aggressive and started screaming and making a More >