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    Default Junior B writes Santoshi a 50 lac cheque!

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    While there may not be many movies in his kitty, but still it seems like Abhishek Bachchan is in no mood to sign on the dotted line. Furthermore, he has returned the signing amount that he had received for Raj Kumar Santoshi's movie 'Ladies and Gentlemen'.

    The movie was set to be a platform for Abhishek and Aishwarya to star together after a long time, but unfortunately they have to wait a bit longer now. Apparently, Raj Kumar Santoshi asked Abhishek Bachchan to return the signing amount, which was Rs 25 lac each for the couple, as the film might not see the light of the day any soon. And, the reason was Aishwarya's untimely pregnancy, which has resulted in the movie getting stalled even before going on floors.

    According to reports, Raj Kumar Santoshi went over to the Bachchan bungalow to collect the amount. And Abhishek did not make any fuss at all, and signed him a Rs 50 lac cheque on the spot without making him wait. Santoshi has confirmed the news and says that he would make his next movie with that amount.

    It should be reminded that when Aishwarya had got pregnant, Santoshi had said, "The fact that Aishwarya and Abhishek are going to be parents is far more important than my film. The role will no longer suit her." Reportedly, Preity Zinta was approached to fill in Aishwarya's boots but she, being a close friend of Bachchans, refused.
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    Default Abhishek asked to return Santoshi's Rs 50 lakh signing amount

    Abhishek asked to return Santoshi
    The latest buzz doing rounds in Bollywood is that Abhishek Bachchan has returned the signing amount of 50 lakh rupees to director Rajkumar Santoshi for the film Ladies and Gentlemen. According to the reports Rajkumar Santoshi recently asked Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan to return an amount of Rs 50 Lacs, which was paid to the actor as a signing amount for a film, which never went on the floor in the first place.

    The director had approached the Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan for a film named Ladies and Gentleman. Raj Kumar Santoshi wanted to make with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek in the lead roles. But, just like Madhur Bhandarkar, who did not think that Aishwarya could do his film while she was pregnant, Raj Kumar Santoshi also not only found the Bachchan Bahu unfit to do this role when she was on her way to becoming a mother but also decided to put the entire project in cold storage.

    Sources close to the director say that he did not make an issue of Aishwarya Raiís pregnancy because he was hopeful that she would return to work right after her delivery and he would not need to ask for the amount of Rs 25 Lacs each, which he paid the two leading stars of his film for signing Ladies and Gentleman. But with no signal from Aishwarya Rai of making a comeback, Raj Kumar Santoshi recently went to Abhishek Bachchanís house and asked him to return the signing amount paid for the film.

    But, the entire incident has not left any hard feelings between Abhishek Bachchan and Raj Kumar Santoshi. Whereas Abhishek immediately returned the amount of Rs 50 Lacs when Santoshi went to his Bungalow, even Santoshi said that he still wants to work with Abhishek Bachchan and will find another project for him very soon.

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