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Here's why ‘Munna Michael’ actress Nidhhi Agerwal had to sign a no-dating clause

Published : Oct 6, 2016, 4:19 pm IST
Updated : Oct 6, 2016, 4:19 pm IST

Tiger Shroff, the lead actor of the Sabbir Khan directorial, has not been made to sign any such clause.

 Nidhhi makes her debut with 'Munna Michael'.
  Nidhhi makes her debut with 'Munna Michael'.

Tiger Shroff, the lead actor of the Sabbir Khan directorial, has not been made to sign any such clause.

Mumbai

: Tiger Shroff’s ‘Munna Michael’ will be releasing in July 2017, but the makers seem to be extremely focused on making it a successful film. They recently shared the first look of the film where Tiger gives tribute to late popstar Michael Jackson by replicating his famous move. They also don’t want the lead actress of the film Nidhhi Agerwal to give it her all while working on the film and have added a no-dating clause in her contract for the same reason. The clause would not be restricted only to the sets of the film and would also extend to her personal life.

"I had to read it [the contract] twice over to believe it, but I don't really have a problem. I understand that the intention is that they want 100 per cent dedication from me. Not like I have a life beyond work in any case. My understanding of it is that the makers have included the clause because dating a co-star has become an easy publicity exercise for production houses. It takes the focus away from the film. Now, I can put my phone away and practice for four hours without worrying about who's calling me. It is a matter of five-six months and I am okay with it,” Niddhi told Mid-Day.

Tiger, however, has not been made to sign such a clause. The producer of the film, Viki Rajani, explains why, “Tiger is already a star while this is Niddhi's launch film. She is a bright girl and we don't want her to get distracted. Sabbir (Khan, director) and I have seen real potential in her and this will do her good." About the whole arrangement sounding 'sexist', he says, "It's not like we made her sign [the contract] at gunpoint. She agreed to it. It's a big launch. She starts shooting on October 8 and will be done by February."

The shooting of the film has already commenced and the story traces the journey of Tiger’s Mumbai-based character as a Michael Jackson fan.