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Actor Upasana Singh files case against Miss Universe Harnaaz Kaur ‘for not honouring her commitment’ on Punjabi film : The Tribune India


Tribune News Service

Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Chandigarh, August 4

Upasana Singh “Bua” of Kapil Sharma’s comedy show has filed a case against Miss Universe Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu for allegedly “breach of contract”.

Upasana has also claimed damages from Harnaaz Kaur. The case has been filed in Chandigarh court through advocates Karan Sachdeva and Irvan Neet Kaur

In the suit, Upasna has alleged that it was in the year 2020, when Sandhu after winning Femina Miss India entered into an agreement with Santosh Entertainment Studio LLP being run by her to produce a Punjabi feature film ‘Bai Ji Kuttange’.

She signed Sandhu as the lead artist.

Through this agreement, it was specifically agreed between the parties that the artist would make herself available throughout the promotional activities of the film both by being present in-person during the events as well as virtually.

However, Sandhu evaded all her professional and contractual commitments of being the female lead artist in the film by completely ignoring all the communications made to her by the production house as well as all other concerned stakeholders by being absent from all the promotional events and distancing herself from the cast and crew.

She said that the director, Smeep Kang, and the producers of the film tried accommodating Harnaaz numerous times, as they were quite concerned about the changed scenario after her winning the Miss Universe 2021.

However, she did not even answer a single message or any of the mails sent to her.

As a result, the film lost its distributors, its release date was compromised and ultimately, the release date was postponed from May 27, 2022, to August 19, 2022.

She claimed that, they are incurring huge losses financially, due to her behaviour. She said, “Kaur wanted her first film as a producer in Punjabi because Punjabi is her mother tongue. But Harnaaz now thinks that we Punjabis are small people. She thinks she is meant for Bollywood and Hollywood projects.”

Upasana Singh said that she mentored her and taught her how to act. She made sure that she looked perfect in every shot. Upasna said that she has not done it as a producer, but did it purely out of love for Harnaaz. She said that she was really hurt by the way she has treated her. She said that due to her behaviour she was forced to file a case against her.

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