One film old in Bollywood, and Mumbai-bred Hyderabad hottie Tamannaah is already acquiring quite a controversial reputation.
Even before she signed on to play Sridevi's role in Sajid Khan's remake of
Himmatwala the actress got into a verbal scuffle with producer Salim who demanded her mound of money as per an agreement that he alleged to have signed with the actress regarding her earnings while launching her
in Chand Sa Roshan Chehra.
In a conversation with this writer some time ago Tamannaah had dismissed all of producer's Salim's claims as a regular part of any successful individual's past baggage.
She would find it harder to explain her departure from producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sabir Khan's project Hero-panti, launching Jackie Shroff's son Tiger. A month ago she was `finalized` for the project.
Now she is no more a part of it. While publicly the entire team is quiet about it Tiger in all innocence did convey, `I don't think any actress has been finalized yet. Not that I know of. I really have no clue. I am just busy
with my own prep. I am not focused on anything else at the moment. `
Some deeper probing revealed that Tamannaah was not found to be well-matched with Tiger.
Says a source, `Though biologically Tiger and Tamannah are separated by only a few years in terms of career choronology she's a veteran compared with Tiger.
She has done 14-15 Telugu films. She was
launched in Hindi films as a leading lady in 2005 when she claims she was 14. Her re-launch in Himmatwala is with Ajay Devgn who is twice Tiger's age. The Hero-panti team decided she would look ill-matched with
the debutant hero. `