Urvashi Sharma was in for a rude shock when she woke up one Saturday morning. A tabloid reported the news of her being replaced in Revathy directed Aap Ke Liye Hum [also starring Jaya Bachchan, Ayesha Takia and Madhavan] due to ‘unprofessional conduct’. Searching for answers, she read the report completely only to find the story being told from one side alone.
“The producers are accusing me of unprofessional conduct on the basis of my late arrival on the shoot. Hello! Do you want to hear the real truth? The fact is that their cheque had bounced and in spite of me making repeated calls over last couple of months, no one has responded. Please, I am not here for charity and if someone out there feels that getting bitter over a bounced cheque is being unprofessional, then well, I am glad to be called one,” fumes Urvashi, who is completely disappointed with the turn of events.
Apparently, the makers also announced that actors like Sonal Chauhan and Priyanka Kothari were being considered for the role that was meant for Urvashi. It is but obvious that Urvashi was bound to talk about the bounced cheque, then why did they get take on a suicide mission of accusing her of being unprofessional?
“I don’t know really,” shrugs Urvashi, “Perhaps they thought that I would run back to them and try to reconcile things. Sorry, what reconciliation are we talking about? First you ask me to report for the shoot without any signing amount to which I reluctantly agree too. Then you give me a post-dated cheque after a month, which bounces. This is followed by two months of following up by me and my manager and no one responds. That was humiliating. And then I get to read in the tabloids that I have been replaced.
Can someone explain who is being unprofessional here?”
She also can’t forget the embarrassment that she had to go through with when the bank informed her about the bounced cheque.
“It wasn’t that the details were wrong on the cheque or there were some scribbles that made it impossible for it to be cashed. Instead it happened due to insufficient funds. Can you imagine how embarrassed I was?” questions Urvashi.
So is she calling it quits as far as this movie goes, or is she open for any renegotiations?
Laughs Urvashi, who is living the adage of ‘once bitten twice shy’. “Perhaps now if they want me to act in this film, they better pay my entire remuneration in advance. There is a saying that goes ‘You can fool some people all the time. You can fool all the people some of the times. But you cannot fool all the people all the time.’ I guess I fall under the last category.”