When Chitrangda Singh was asked for ‘Petikot uthao aur ragdo apne aap ko”, no one including Nawazuddin Siddiqui said anything

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Published by Mohit Kumar Dixit on 05 Aug 2021

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, a Kushan Nandy’s action thriller film was released in 2017. Although the film didn’t do well at the box office, it made headlines for Actress Chitrangda Singh’s shocking revelations.

The actress had shared her tilting experience on the sets of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz when the #MeeToo movement was in rage in 2018. Chitrangda said, “When I shot for the film (Babumoshai Bandookbaaz), suddenly they came up with a titillating scene and asked me to do it with Nawazuddin. The director just ordered ‘apna petticoat uthao aur ragdo aapne aap ko’! Eventually, he got on top of Nawaz to explain what he wanted me to do. I was teary-eyed by then, but he insisted that I do as he said since he was the director. Who talks like this? He was just atrocious. I was offended, and I walked out.”

The actress further said, “Nawaz was there, the DOP was there, a female producer was there but nobody stood up for me. And to top it all, during the film’s first press conference, they very blatantly said ‘we are glad she left as we got a better replacement”. During one of the film promotional events Nawaz went on and made a statement that ‘humne toh doh baari mazze kar liye’.”

The director of the film, Kushan Nandy, also made his statement on the same and said, “I am going on record. Chitrangda Singh’s allegations are untrue. Add this to the fact that she started reporting late on the set from Day 3. I had no problems with her last year when we shot a schedule with her in West Bengal. If I had, I wouldn’t have brought her to Lucknow. Chitrangda called for a meeting with Nawaz and Kushan and asked for changes in the script. She said her suggestions were non-negotiable, else she would leave the film. Are you also aware that she has been still texting Nawaz that he should convince Kushan to make some changes in the script?”

Nandy further added, “In fact, Chitrangda was the one who suggested that she wanted to wear a low-cut blouse. She told us that it would be apt for the scene where Nawaz sees me for the first time and gets enamoured by me. She also said that she wanted to tear off one button from her blouse and fix a pin there. The worst is her allegation against Kushan that he told her ‘Get on top of Nawaz, Tange ragdo’. It was just that Chitrangda wasn’t getting the scene right. We have a great script and for Chitrangda’s information, we are not making any erotic film as she’s imagining. We never made one till date, so why make one now?”

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