‘Mausam’ makers incur Rs 3 crore losses due to Sonam’s absence

Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 09:05 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: ‘Aisha’ girl Sonam Kapoor has been taken ill and is in the hospital due to exhaustion and because of her unavailability the makers of her next film ‘Mausam’ have incurred a loss of Rs 3 crores in matter of three days.

Dainty Sonam Kapoor reportedly had to be hospitalized while she was promoting her film ‘Thank You’, however her absence has proved a bit too costly for the producers of Pankaj Kapoor`s film that has already exceeded its budget by Rs 10 crore.

As it turns out, the elaborate set constructed for the shoot that was to be held from March 30 to April 1 was dismantled at the cost of Rs 1.5 crore, and a similar amount will be required to re-construct it.

Speaking to daily, a source said, "It`s actually a loss of three crore. The ‘Mausam’ team had booked Nitin Desai`s studio in Karjat for three days till April 1. After that, it was booked for an ad shoot. Now that the shooting has been cancelled, the producers have no choice but to dismantle the set and build it again, hopefully around April 5.”

Producer Sheetal Talwar, however, chose to play down the loss. "Sonam`s health is more important than the money the set cost us. Her father told us is not well. The hospitalisation came as a shock. We want her to be well. She`s been working too hard," she said.