Aankhen 2 launched with great fanfare at an event in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. Amitabh Bachchan and Arshad Warsi announced they were part of the film being directed by Anees Bazmee. Producer Gaurang Doshi announced that Rustom actress Ileana D’Cruz, who was absent from the event, was also part of the film. A video featuring the actress was aired at the event.
Now, according to Ileana was apparently offered the film but she rejected it. Therefore, the announcement about her role in the film was made without her permission.
A source from the film industry told the website, “For years now, people have stopped having lavish events to announce films. The only reason to have one is for the producer to rake in money. When a maker announces a film with a big star cast, he can impress investors to part with moolah. It’s just a money game, then whether the film gets made or not, the producer has got his hands on enough money.”
While announcing film projects to attract investors might be legal and understandable, attaching an actor’s name publicly to it, without his/her consent is not the norm. According to sources, Ileana is now considering to initiate legal action against Doshi.
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