Shalini Pandey in trouble

Actress Shalini Pandey of Arjun Reddy fame was roped in as heroine for Arun Vijay starrer Agni Siragugal. However after shooting for 27 days, she opted out of the movie. Akshara Haasan had replaced Shalini Pandey in Naveen’s directorial. T Shiva, the producer of the film, has dragged the issue to court and has filed a case against the actress.

He says, “We were impressed with Shalini’s performance in Arjun Reddy and decided to bring her on board for Agni Siragugal. She did 100 Percent Kaadhal for a remuneration of Rs 10 lakh and gave 100 days for my film for Rs 35 lakh. We gave her Rs 15 lakh as advance for which she shot for 27 days. The portions that involve Arun Vijay and Vijay Antony were to be shot in December in Kazakhstan and Shalini couldn’t allocate dates. She said that she had signed a contract with Yash Raj Films for her Hindi films and she didn’t mind walking out of this project for Jayeshbhai Jordar.”
“I have taken the legal to recover losses I had incurred,” he concluded.

NT Bureau