While stars like Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan go all out to promote their latest releases, looks like Rajeev Khandelwal and Shreyas Talpade are just not interested in having to do anything with promoting their latest film together, Will You Marry Me. The film is slated to release on March 2.
A source from the crew says, "The last time Rajeev did a promotional activity for the film was on February 14. He just vanished after that. Even Shreyas is busy with Priyadarshan's film. The producer Vipin Jain is irked with them giving a cold shoulder towards the film."
Vipin who is especially upset with his lead actor Rajeev's behaviour rues, "My film is up for release but Rajeev is not cooperating at all. I asked him to give me dates to promote the film but he said he is not free. He has given dates to other films.
I have spoken to his manager too, but to no avail. He keeps on dilly-dallying. Shreyas was promoting the film so far but now he is shooting Priyan's film."
The producer goes on to add, "The box office success of the film depends heavily on the promotions. That's why even biggest stars are aggressively promoting their film. It is very unprofessional behaviour on Rajeev's part."
In fact the producer says that all this has led to losses. When asked if the actor is unhappy with how the film has turned out, Vipin says, "I have no idea.
Only he can tell you what his problem is." The producer however is not taking any action against Rajeev. He says, "I am too small for that. But after my bitter experience I won't work with him in future."
Rajeev says, "It's untrue. Which actor will not want his or her film to do well? I have honoured my commitments and would love to go all out promoting the film provided the producers have a concrete plan. I am sure they will realise and get their act together."