Kumar Mangat-Anees Bazmi Fallout
After the crippling failure of his latest comedy Paagalpanti, the Bollywood entertainment industry is abuzz with rumours of a noisy fall-out between producer Kumar Mangat and the Paagalpanti director Anees Bazmi.
Apparently Mangat blames Anees entirely for the disaster and has apparently refused to pay Anees his entire remuneration.
A source in the know spills the beans. “Kumar Mangat was sure he had a goldmine in his pocket. Anees Bazmi has delivered big comedy hits in the past such as Welcome and No Entry. Anees had promised the producer a blockbuster comedy like the recent Housefull 4. In fact the entire Paagalpanti team thought it had another Housefull on its hands.”
Alas, that was not to be. The failure of Paagalpanti has soured relations between Bazmi and his producer Kumar Mangat to the extent that the latter has stopped taking Bazmi’s calls.
We do hope our entertainment industry would take a mature view of success and failure as two sides of the same coin.