Aishwarya Rai had to opt out from Madhur Bhandarkar’s film ‘Heroine’ post the news of her pregnancy. And now, news has it that the actress has returned a cheque to her producer that was sent to her as a signing amount for the film.
This has come as a big shock to the makers of “Heroine’.
Says UTV officials, “Ash was never asked to return the cheque. Senior officials of UTV Motion Pictures were taken aback when the cheque reached them. The cheque has nevertheless been accepted.”
However, Aishwarya shot for the movie for eight days and also took part in the ‘look tests’ and so, she had every right to keep the signing amount. Not just that. The actress could have demanded a part of her acting fees, too.
Both the production house and Aishwarya’s spokesperson confirmed about the cheque being returned.
Heroine now features Kareena Kapoor, who is reportedly getting Rs 8 crore for the film.