Just days after notable Malyalam filmmaker Kamal openly vent his ire over working with popular actress Meera Jasmine, another director has come forward raising complaints about the 'unprofessional behaviour' of the actress.
Manoj Alunkal, the director of Meera's latest film "Ithinumappuram" even filed a complaint against the actress with the Malayalam Movie Association on Wednesday, 4 October.
The actress who allegedly demanded a remuneration of Rs 25 lakh before beginning the shooting of the film further demanded an additional Rs 15 lakh even before completing the first schedule shooting, he said. Meera's marriage with Anil John Titus on 9, February, 2014, also affected the shooting schedule as she left for Dubai after shooting for just six days.
The director claims that she demanded the film crew to come to Dubai to continue the shoot. She came back to Kerala only after he pleaded many times, the filmmaker said.
The producer of "Ithinumappuram" again had to pay Rs 10 lakh to the actress to continue the shoot after she came back, Manoj said. She also refused to attend the promotional events of the film, which she had promised to attend, he said.
The film's crew also reportedly had a tough time with the actress during the shooting due to her 'mood changes'. The team was forced to stop shooting many times after she failed to arrive at the sets on time, the director added.
Manoj, however, has lauded the actress' performance in his debut directorial, which has been receiving good responses from the critics.
Meera's acting in "Ithinumappuram" has been tagged as one of the powerful performances by the actress till date.