Why is Boney Kapoor miffed with Kunal Deshmukh?

Filmmaker Boney Kapoor is quite miffed with Kunal Deshmukh’s film, ‘Raja Natwarlal’, in which the character portrayed by Kay Kay Menon apparently bears resemblance to Kapoor’s close friend Sahara’a head Honcho Subroto Roy. So irked was Boney that he is said to have called Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt to complain about their protégé.

 

 

As per sources, Mahesh Bhatt says, “Boney called me to talk about my protégé, Kunal Deshmukh, who has allegedly tried to malign Subrata Roy by showing Kay Kay Menon’s character as a villain in his next film, ‘Raja Natwarlal‘ . Boney feels that it is unfair to show Subrata as a conman. He has asked me to speak to Kunal about the same.”

Bhatt further added that, “Kunal told me that he is surprised to hear about a character in his film being modelled on Subrata Roy. He told me that his film has been in the making for more than eight months and it’s only now that such talk has started doing the rounds. Kay Kay’s character may look like Roy, but he assured me that the similarities end there. He even offered to clarify the same with Boney.”

Sanjay Masoom, the film’s writer too tried to clear the air, “The role is not based on Subrata Roy, but people will try to look for similarities. One cannot help it.”