Prithviraj’s My Story has become the talk of M town after its director Roshni Dinaker sparked off a controversy. She alleged that Prithviraj was unwilling to allot dates for the final schedule as he has committed for several other projects. Roshni, a costume designer-turned-filmmaker, approached the Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce to resolve the issue.
Roshni alleged that the movie’s shoot has been delayed for over an year now as Prithviraj had no dates to allot from his busy schedule. In an interview to TOI, she said that Prithviraj was unwilling to talk to them unless he was paid a sum of Rs 1 crores. All this while the normally outspoken actor has maintained a dignified silence.
However, his co-star Parvathy has rubbished all the allegations made by Roshni against Prithviraj. In an interaction with Sify, Parvathy is quoted saying, “These allegations are completely false and we can prove that. This is brutal. Prithvi has maintained a dignified silence. But I believe bullying in any form is wrong. If I speak up against injustices to women, why shouldn’t I speak up for a man who has been wronged.”
Contrary to the director’s statements, Parvathy asserts that at no point did any of the stars say they couldn’t shoot further. She says, “We were constantly in touch with the My Story team. There was never a solid confirmation of dates from them. All of us have to be given a minimum notice before shooting starts. It is impossible to believe Prithvi refused dates. These are unfair allegations”
Writer Shankar Ramakrishnan, actors Maniyanpilla Raju and Nandu have also strongly backed Prithviraj in this issue. After the meeting with KFCC, it was sorted out that Prithviraj would resume shooting for My Story on October 18. He will be shooting briefly for the movie before joining the sets of Anjali Menon’s upcoming movie. The final schedule of My Story is planned for January next year.