Another roadblock for Madhur’s ‘Heroine’

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 14:46 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: One after the other misfortunes seems to come in the way of Madhur Bhandarkar`s ambitious project ‘Heroine’.

Just when Bhandarkar was happy to begin the shooting of ‘Heroine’ after its glitzy promotion at Cannes, Aishwarya Rai opted out of the film. After a lot of controversy and delay, filmmaker managed to bring Kareena Kapoor on board. And now, it has once again hit the roadblock, this time it is the music composers abandoning the film.

As reported by a daily, Madhur may lose his music composers Salim-Sulaiman. This is because the composer duo and UTV had a fallout.

Salim-Sulaiman have apparently demanded royalty for their music and this hasn`t gone down too well with the production house. UTV has asked an explanation for the composer duo`s demand.

"UTV did not expect Salim-Sulaiman to make such a demand. The composers have worked with UTV in Madhur Bhandarkar`s Fashion in 2008. The Box Office success of the film had at the time benefited Salim-Sulaiman as well," informed a source to a tabloid.

The source further added, "It`s not that Salim-Sulaiman have had a successful run in the recent past. So their demand for an additional royalty has raised a few eyebrows."

The production house UTV is being reluctant on one hand while the music composer duo are immovable from their demand too.

"It`s a stalemate. If UTV and Salim-Sulaiman, both parties refuse to budge, then the music director for the project will need to be replaced," added the source.

With UTV and Salim Sulaiman at loggerheads, it is evident Madhur’s film will now face more delay and trouble. When contacted, Bhandarkar, UTV and Salim-Sulaiman remained unavailable.