For an industry dominated by men, Bollywood has hit a new kind of low with a particular clause in the contract for ‘Munna Michael’ exclusively only for the actress, Niddhi Agerwal. This contract puts forward a no-dating clause for the her until the movie is completed.
The problem is that the clause is only applicable for the actress of the movie and not the male lead, Tiger Shroff. To make things worse it forbids Niddhi to date anyone, on and off sets. Causing a major violation to her private life. A couple of months ago Ekta Kapoor made the same mistake by including the same clause in the contract for the lead pair of her serial ‘Rishton ka Saudagar: Bazigar’ and faced a lot of heat for it. According to a report, the producer of the movie, Rajani said “Tiger is already a star while this is Niddhi’s lunch film. She is a bright girl and we don’t want her to get distracted. Sabbir Khan (Director) has seen potential in her and is sure she will do well. It’s not like we made her sign the contract at gunpoint. She agreed to it, it’s a good launch. She starts shoot by October 8th and will be done by February.” When asked about this issue, Niddhi said that, “I had to read it twice to believe it, but I understand that they want my 100% dedication to this project. It’s a matter of 5-6 months and I’m okay with it.”
This is by far the most sexist thing that a woman in Bollywood had to face. While her male co-star can do whatever he likes, she is bound to a contract that intrudes her private life.