Exclusive: Excel Entertainment and Naseeruddin are at loggerheads for Inside Edge 2
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Mumbai: Remember how Farhan Akhtar and his on-screen father Naseeruddin Shah, who were quite emotionally connected, reacted when they met each other for the first time in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (‘ZNMD’)?
Well, the scenario seems to have come alive for them, since they are now in a tiff, despite being in good terms at a certain point of time.
Farhan, who co-owns Excel Entertainment with Ritesh Sidhwani, approached Naseeruddin for the web series, but asked him to work for free. Naseer, who had already worked with Farhan for free in ‘ZNMD’ disagreed and now the two are not in talking terms anymore.
A source close to the actor exclusively told us, "Naseeruddin worked in ‘ZNMD’ for free and he shares a great rapport with Excel Entertainment but when he was offered a pivotal role in their web series ‘Inside Edge 2’, it turned out to be a nightmare for Naseer. He was asked to work for free in the web series to which actor wasn't ready and he backed out."
A web series, ‘Inside Edge’ starred Vivek Oberoi, Tanuj Virwani, Angad Bedi and Richa Chadha in the lead roles.