Chennai: Actor Nazriya Nazim approached the city police commissioner’s office on Tuesday to officially file a complaint against the director of the yet-to-be-released Dhanush movie, Nayyandi, in which she features.
The 19-year-old actor had raised an issue by complaining to the Nadigar Sangam against director Sargunam and producer Murugesan for using a body double in a song sequence, which involves skin show. She had alleged that the makers didn’t even inform her after she refused to shoot for the scene, which is against her contractual agreement.
Director Sargunam, in a release, denied the allegation and said that they shot the whole song with Nazriya.
”While editing the song, we felt that the inclusion of an intimate close-up scene would increase the impact of the song and I requested Nazriya, who was in Kerala at that time, to come down and act for this particular scene for which the actor responded by saying that she can’t come all the way from Kerala and asked me to shoot that particular scene by using a body double,” the release said, adding that the actor was creating a needless issue, probably for publicity.
The director’s statement also said he was ready to remove that intimate close-up shot from the trailer if Nazriya feels uncomfortable. “Is she ready to sit with the media and see the film and assert that she hasn’t acted in the Inikka Inikka song?” the release said.