This was one Happy Birthday song that cost Sonakshi Sinha a bomb. Well, literally as she ended up losing a solitaire worth Rs. 25 lakhs in the bargain. A desire to wish her Joker rish Kunder best wishes on his 38th birthday at the stroke of 12 on Monday night proved to be way too costly for her, what with someone walking away with her diamond solitaire that she had kept in her vanity van.
Informs a source from the film’s crew, “The entire cast and crew of the film, including Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, had planned for a cake cutting celebrations for Shirish’s birthday on the sets of Joker. Since the film is going through a night shoot, it was just apt that the filmmaker’s birthday was brought in on mid-night itself. When everyone walked down together to wish Shirish, Sonakshi moved out of her film costume and got into something more casual and comfortable. In the process, she also left behind her costly solitaire in her vanity van thinking that it would be safe and secure there. Little did she know that her moves were being tracked and someone was waiting for just the right opportunity to decamp with the item.”
It was only later in the night that Sonakshi realized that her solitaire was missing. She did hit the panic button and started searching for it frantically but to no avail.
“As of now, Sonakshi hasn’t lodged any formal complaint because she thinks it is futile. Her solitaire is such a tiny object, that the thief can just walk away with it without anyone noticing the act. She doesn’t want to make any unnecessary hue and cry”, the source continues.
Meanwhile she is ensuring that it is business as usual on the sets with no break in the shooting schedule.
“25 lakhs is no small amount for anyone but Sonakshi is maintaining a dignified stance”, a friend of her says, “Most actresses in her place would have thrown a fit and possibly also halted the shoot but Sonakshi is just continuing with the shoot. She doesn’t want her personal issues to bog down everyone else. She understands there are lots of stakes involved, what with the set itself costing Rs. 3 crores and requiring shoot to be completed fast so that daily costs can be kept at the minimal. Moreover, Akshay too is doing double shifts with Joker as well as Desi Boyz keeping him busy for most part of the day. She doesn’t want to be inconvenience to anyone. In fact, it was only on late Tuesday evening when news break around the missing solitaire happened.”
Guess this was one birthday event which indeed proved costlier for the guest than the host.