There are vicious reports suggesting that KriArj Films , the production house which scored a hat-trick of hits in 2016-17 with Rustom, Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Padman is going through a rough patch this year, what with their ambitious war epic Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran and the costly love story Kedarnath hitting roadblocks.
Now there are further reports that KriArj’s Aishwarya Rai-Anil Kapoor starrer Fanne Khan has also been stalled due to non-payment of the crew.
“Hogwash,” says a prominent member of the film’s team. “There are no dues. The film is nearly complete. We just need to shoot a song, which awaits the dates of a choreographer.Where are these reports coming from? There are also wild conjectures about Aishwarya being unhappy with the progress of Fanne Khan.Completely false.”
According to sources close to the actress siad, she is “extremely gung-ho” about the film and the character in Fanne Khan. Aishwarya will be doing a remake of Raj Khosla’s horror classic Woh Kaun Thi for KriArj films. Discussions on Aishwarya’s looks and songs for Woh Kaun Thi have already started.
Incidentally, these negative stories about KriArj Entertainment started when the production house got into a legal scuffle with John Abraham’s J A Entertainment over their collaborative film Parmanu.
KriArj head Prernaa Arora remains undaunted. “We are doing just fine, in spite of laughable efforts to bring us down with planted stories of our imagined setbacks and vicious attacks by money-minded marauders masquerading as movie makers. When a woman sets her mind to her job, nothing can put her down.”