||Ash seems to have had
enough of her name being dragged into controversies related to director
Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Heroine. Sources indicate that she has sent Bhandarkar
and UTV a legal notice barring them from ever using the footage and stills
she shot for the film earlier this year.
While negotiations continue
to happen, it's Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who is being applauded now! Reason?
The actress has graciously returned the signing amount to her producers,
in spite of having allocated more than a week's work on the project. As
per law, Ash is entitled to even some acting fee, but much dignity has
Ash, who was dropped from
the film in June when it became public that she is pregnant, has since
been dragged into several film-related controversies. “Ash is fed up of
the whole thing. She’s been ethical and professional about the matter.
But, considering the way things ended on a sour note with Bhandarkar, she
does not want him to use any of the stills or scenes that she had already
shot at any point in the future,” says the source. In yet another move
to distance herself from the film, Ash recently returned the signing amount
paid to her by UTV. “We never asked for the money but we did receive a
cheque of Rs 22.5 lakh,” says an official from the production house.