Udaya Bhanu upsets makers of `Madhumati`

Hyderabad: Telugu TV anchor-turned actress Udaya Bhanu, who was not present at the audio launch of her upcoming release `Madhumati` in the same language, has earned the ire of the film`s makers, who plan to press charges against her in Movie Artistes Association and Producers Council (MAAPC).

"Our producer is extremely upset that she wasn`t present at the audio launch, which is considered an important phase in the promotional cycle of any film. Udaya didn`t even bother to inform us about the reason for her absence," the film`s director Raj Sridhar told IANS.

"We are thinking of complaining against her in MAAPC," he added.

During shooting, Udaya had turned down a song after agreeing to do it initially.

"She had promised us to do a special song, but she turned it down later. We had to hunt for an actress at the last minute and finished the song with her," he said.

Udaya remained unavailable for comment.

She essays the role of a sex worker in the film, which also features Diksha, Vishnu Priyan, Seeta and Prabhas Srinu in important roles.

The film is jointly produced by Kadiyam Ramesh and K. Ranishreedhar.