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Zareen Khan accuses Aksar 2 makers of turning a clean film into an erotica


The actress alleged that the makers carelessness led to her 'almost being molested' during the promotions of the film. 

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Actress Zareen Khan has come out defending herself against allegations of unprofessionalism, calling it strategies by the makers of Aksar 2 to 'save their asses', a day after the producers, Varun Bajaj and Shyam Bajaj, accused the actress. 

Spotboye.com had quoted a source as saying, "Zareen Khan and her team approved the entire tour schedule provided to them two days before the departure. She backed out of all her commitments leaving aside the press conference and a sponsor visit. She did not even complete a day of promotions, which troubled the makers to a point where they had to compensate a huge amount of money and were harassed and threatened till the wee hours of the morning."

The report went on to suggest that the actress had spread rumours of almost getting molested, and accused her of leaving the venue after 'throwing a tantrum'. The source also said, "She sat in the sponsor's car who she had shouted on [sic] and had an argument with. The sponsor withheld the key of the car, but the makers arranged for another car and sent her and her team to the hotel safely, after which she left for Mumbai without informing the makers.This is not the first time that Zareen has troubled the filmmakers. She has put them in a fix many a time and made them suffer losses." 

However, the actress has responded to the allegations saying 'I would have never spoken about this at so much" length if they hadn't shot out those messages, condemning me. Me and unprofessional? I have worked with bigger filmmakers like Sajid Nadiadwala, Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Bhatt, to name a few. Ask them how Zareen is." 

The actress added that the makers had made 'irrational' changes to the scenes and plot of Aksar 2, making it a very difficult experience for the actress. She said, "I am upset with many parts in the movie, they have been shoved into the film without any reason." 

While the actress made it clear that she had no problems playing a bold, sensuous character, she accused the producers of adding unnecessary scenes and too many costume changes in the film. She said, "God knows what happened to them sometime later, they wanted me to wear minimal clothes in every frame."

While the actress had no problems with wearing the skimpy clothes, she found it upsetting that it did not fit with the film. The report quotes her saying, "Of course, I will raise questions and put my foot down na? Why was this masala being added? Were they not confident about what they had made till then?" 

Khan went on to suggest that the producers were 'clueless' about the direction of the film. She said, "So I think, yeah, the producer (Varun Bajaj) and director (Ananth Narayan Mahadevan) were completely clueless after a certain point what they wanted from this film."

"No, it was about certain angles that blur the line of looking sensuous and vulgar. The kissing duration was increased for no rhyme or reason?" she added.

The actress accused the producers, Varun Bajaj and Shyam Bajaj, of taking over the reins from director Mahadevan, turning 'a clean film has into an erotica'. She added that the producers 'miscommunicated' and 'over-committed' to sponsors causing a mix-up at the promotions. "They had over-committed to the sponsors and hadn't briefed me! Look at the miscommunication! They took me to a venue where I was told to do interactions while the makers were busy eating food and drinking beer," she said.

The actress went on to add, "The security was minimal and the crowd came very close to me on the road. Now, who says that I was molested as their messages read? I was on the verge of being molested. I could have been molested. Somehow I told the security guards to give me their car to reach the hotel. And mind you, the security was hardly any." 

Aksar 2, produced by Varun Bajaj, Chirag Bajaj, and Narendra Bajaj, and is set to be released on 17 November.