Controversial show "Bigg Boss 9" contestant Mandana Karimi, who has been impressing viewers with her stint inside the house, has landed in legal trouble.

The Iranian beauty has been sued by Ekta Kapoor, the producer of her film "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3" for not complying with her contract. Mandana's contract required her to allot a minimum of 10 days for the film's promotion. However, with the actress still inside the house and going strong, she has not been able to keep up with her commitment to the film.

"Mandana is one of the film's leading ladies, opposite Aftab Shivdasani and Tusshar Kapoor, and her contract has a clause that requires her to allot at least 10 days for the film's promotions. Before going on the reality show, she paid producer Ekta Kapoor a visit and was clearly informed that the film would release anytime between January and February. But she has made no effort to come out of the house and honour her agreement," Mumbai Mirror quoted a source from Balaji Telefilms as saying. 

While the makers are happy that the controversial show has helped Mandana gain popularity, they are also disappointed with the actress for breaching the contract. Mandana had signed the film much before she entered the "Bigg Boss 9" house and apparently has a three-film contract with the production house.

"We are happy that the TV show has made her popular but Mandana has contractually committed to us and will have to adhere by it. She had signed with us much before entering the house," Aman Gill, CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures, told the daily.

In other news, rumours have been doing the rounds that Mandana will be evicted from "Bigg Boss 9" on 16 January. There were also reports that "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3" lead actors Tusshar Kapoor and Aftab Shivdasini requested host Salman Khan to let Mandana out of the house on a temporary basis so that she can promote the upcoming film.