Director M A Nishad lodged a complaint against actor Padmapriya, with the Kerala Film Producers Association, on Wednesday, saying that her attitude and non-cooperation delayed the shooting of his movie No. 66 Madura Bus. In his complaint Nishad also added that with Padmapriya not arriving for shooting on time, he was forced to cancel the shooting twice, which resulted in an over expenditure of Rs 12 lakh.
“Initially the actor told me that she will work in the movie for a remuneration of Rs 8 lakh. But later she demanded Rs 10 lakh. She told me that Rs 2 lakh was her manager’s commission. I was forced to pay the amount because I just did not want the shooting to get cancelled. I was committed to the producer and needed to finish the work somehow. That is why I did not file the complaint before the release of the movie,” Nishad said. The film was released in June end.
Regarding the complaint, Kerala Film Producers Association president Milan Jaleel said that the issue will be discussed in the next executive meeting.
However, Padmapriya was not ready to comment. She said that she will explain her stand to the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes(AMMA), if it intervenes in the matter.