While Bhandarkar laid the blame squarely on Aishwarya Rai, her doting Pa-in-law Amitabh Bachchan has jumped to her defence and claimed that pregnancy is a personal issue for any actor.
“Everybody knew that Aishwarya was married when she signed the film. So you mean to say that actors can’t get married or have children? I don’t think this can be a part of any contract that you cannot get married or have children if you working in a project,” Bachchan is quoted as saying by DNA.
As for the production house UTV suffering losses, Bachchan said that he too has worked in a UTV film ‘Shoebite’ and invested his time in the project. But the film is far from releasing.
Heroine was 10 days into the making when the news of Aishwarya’s pregnancy broke out. Director Bhandarkar and producer Ronnie Screwvala were left with no option but to shelve the film. Bhandarkar had kept quiet till Tuesday when he came out with a long letter in which he said that Aishwarya hid the truth about her pregnancy from the film’s crew.