Hrithik Roshan starrer Kites in trouble, crew member walks out

All’s not well on the sets on Rakesh Roshan’s Kites in New Mexico. The producer upset cinematographer Bobby Singh so much that the he stormed out of the under-production film.
Kites, being directed by Anurag Basu stars Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori. It was the director who brought the cinematographer on board. They’d worked together in the past in Metro, Woh Lamhe and Gangster. And Roshan agreed to have him on board after seeing his work. According to a reliable source, “Bobby and Anurag are friends, besides being a great team. Basu appreciates Bobby’s work and gives him a free hand. But Roshan had his own ideas of how the film should look. He didn’t agree with Bobby’s style and would interfere in camera angles and light shots etc. Initially Bobby kept quiet as Rakesh is a senior filmmaker and creative differences happen on every set. But as the days went by, Bobby felt his work as a cinematographer was increasingly getting undermined.” The differences between Bobby and Roshan was affecting everyone on the set. Things finally came to a head on the day when Roshan Sr shouted at Bobby in front of the whole cast ad crew. The source says, “Bobby was fixing his camera for a particular shot when Rakesh came up to him and started firing him loudly. Rakesh had apparently told Bobby to do the shot from another angle but Bobby wanted to try a different angle. Rakesh was furious as Bobby had disregarded his instructions, and made his displeasure clear in front of the entire unit. Bobby felt so humiliated about this dressing down that he stormed off the sets and took a flight straight back to Mumbai!”
When contacted Bobby doesn’t deny the story but says, “Yes I am no more a part of Kites but I don’t want to talk about it.”

No comments: