Wednesday Dec 22 6:13 PM
Recent reports hint that Rani had been pulling all the right strings to keep Vidya away from various events connected with hyping the film.
Firstly, she ensured that VB was kept out of the Press meet centred around the 'aali re' song controversy in 'NOKJ.' Balan, had little choice but to grin and painfully bear it since the track happened to be filmed on Mukerji.
Thereafter she appeared solo in the reality show 'Emotional Atyachar' and is slated to make a lone appearance on the suspense thriller 'C.I.D'. Balan, incidentally, has been left out in the cold as regards these promotions.
A close source states, "Lately, Rani has been rather moody and unpredictable. And a lot of it has to do with the media constantly needling her about her so called marriage plans to Aditya Chopra in 2011."
Among the allegations levelled at Mukerji are that she routinely interrupts Vidya during their joint interviews, hardly giving her a chance to get her point across. Reportedly, Rani has also issued a diktat to UTV that Vidya should not go to any promotional event of 'NOKJ' without her as it would send out a wrong message. What's worse, insiders squeal that the few events that Vidya was supposed to do on her own also got the boot, courtesy Mukerji.
A close pal of Rani spoke to the media stating, "Vidya is feeling rather left out because Rani has been earning high praise for her performance in the promos, which have already become very popular."
Adds the insider, "In fact, it's Vidya who's constantly changing dates and refusing to go on certain promotions. So Rani had no choice but to go for them alone."