Mumbai: Vidhu Vinod Chopra is much famous in the industry for his bad temper and bad mouth. He is quite abusive on the sets and he uses very bad language with the stars during the shootings. Even Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood great and legend, too was the victim of Vinod Chopra’s abusive language. Amitabh few days back revealed it that Vidhu Vinod Chopra abused him on the sets of Eklavya. This revelation simply shook the whole industry and media that the mega star on which Bollywood is proud of and with his name the Bollywood industry is known and respected in the world has been abused by a filmmaker.
Well, post Bachchan’s revelation Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who is a well-known and intelligent filmmaker and is the one who delivers superhits, had to come out to explain and clear the things. Amitabh lately made the confession that Jaya Bachchan had warned him about the abusive language of Vidhu Chopra to the stars on the sets when he signed the film ‘Eklavya’ with Chopra. Vidhu Vinod has agreed to the allegations of abuses but he maintains his stance that he does so just to get the effective communication with the star cast.
This is not new in Bollywood as we have heard these kinds of stories a lot in the past and even the current filmmakers too go overboard by using the abusive language to the stars even to the superstars. Even this trend is used in Hollywood as well. Reports have it that Farhan Akhtar too had shouted at Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Lakshya. Farhan had simply humiliated the biggest star of the millennium who the whole industry and even the entire world respect a lot. This is what happened that Amitabh was forgetting his lines during the shooting and he said ‘cut…cut…cut’. Again for the second shot, he did the same. Farhan did not tolerate it and walked up to Bachchan and said only person who had the right to say cut was he and no one else. This behavior of Farhan (who was newcomer at that time in the industry) shocked the entire unit on the sets. Farhan even advised Bachchan to come few hours early on the sets and rehearse his lines.
Bachchan felt much humiliated that he decided to quit the project but a mutual friend from politics came in between and got the matter resolved.
Coming back to Vidhu Chopra’s matter, he explains his position on this allegation saying that he turns abusive to get the best out of his stars.