Randeep Hooda demands fair play in his Dharma film
After being eclipsed by Emraan in the Jannat 2 promotions, the actor demands fair play in his upcoming film with Dharma
Amrapali Sharma (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 21, 2012)
Once bitten twice shy. And after experiencing a major setback during the promotional campaign (which doesn’t publicise his character at all) of Jannat 2, Randeep Hooda has made sure that he does not go unnoticed in his next venture with Dharma Productions. Before signing the project, Hooda has made it clear to Karan Johar, that he wants to be promoted simultaneously with the other two lead actors – Sanjay Dutt and Emraan – in the Rensil D’Silva film when the time comes.
Hooda, who plays a parallel lead in Jannat 2, features nowhere in the promotions and thus, the actor has now decided to ensure visibility in his next project. “I have discussed this with Dharma Productions. This clause was always a part of the contract. However, I underlined it. Since I am playing an important role, I have made sure that my character is promoted along with the other actors from the very beginning. Karan’s team assured me that since they were professionals, I need not worry about this,” Hooda told Mirror.
Director Rensil D’Silva however, said that he wasn’t aware of such a contract. “These are legal matters handled by the production house. All I can say is that Randeep has a very important and meaty role in my film alongside Dutt and Emraan. I don’t see any reason for not promoting him afterwards,” said he. Though, Dharma has assured him of equal promotions in future, Randeep’s current project Jannat 2 has failed to do so. “I asked the producers what was I supposed to say if the media asked me about my role in the film. So they finally told me that they will unveil my character now,” revealed the actor. However, according to a source close to the production house, it was only after Randeep expressed his dissatisfaction and refused to be a part of the interviews that his portions were included in the trailer. “They decided to include him in the promotions to appease him,” said the source.