Apparently, the production team of Mumbai Mirror was so cheesed with Mallika's unprofessional ways that they thought it best to do away with her altogether from the film. It is said that after agreeing to do the movie for a certain amount, just when the shooting was about to begin, Mallika unexpectedly decided to hike her price.
She is said to have suddenly started dilly-dallying from allotting dates to the movie's first schedule after everything was planned by the unit. This irked the makers who decided they did not want to tolerate her tantrums.
"Mallika thought she could extract more monies by holding up the shoot last minute by not allotting dates. But this is blackmail. If she could do such a thing even before the movie rolled, she could have done it again," says a unit source.
"If she demanded more monies mid-way, it would have been very difficult for us to replace her then. So the best way to tackle such unprofessional behaviour seemed to make do with her," the source added.
We tried contacting Sachiin Joshi's publicist Dale Bhagwagar about this, but he remained unavailable for comment. At the hindsight, it seems this will again be Mallika's loss all the way. Because reports have it that a new dusky damsel called Gihana Khan has already signed on the dotted line.