Chandigarh. Producer-turned-actress Upasana Singh filed a case against Miss Universe Harnaz Sandhu in a local court in Punjab on Thursday, August 5. Upasana accused Harnaaz Sandhu of breach of contract. According to Upasana, Harnaaz has gone against an agreement to promote her Punjabi film.
Upasana Singh sues Harnaaz Sandhu for breach of contract
Harnaaz Sandhu is making her acting debut with Upasana Singh's Punjabi film. In an exclusive chat, the veteran actress revealed that Harnaaz had stayed with her before leaving for Israel for the beauty pageant. Harnaaz was crowned Miss Universe 2021. She represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 held in Elliot Israel.
Filmmaker Upasana Singh on Thursday moved a local court against Miss Universe Harnaz Sandhu, alleging that she did not honor a contract to promote a Punjabi film. Singh has filed a civil suit in the Chandigarh district court, seeking damages from Sandhu for his alleged breach of contract. Sandhu played the lead role in Bai Ji Kuttange. The filmmaker told reporters outside the court, "I gave Harnaaz a chance to act in the film Bai Ji Kuttange. Not only this, but I also made Yaara Diyan Poo Baran, in which Harnaaz played the role of a heroine.
Singh claimed that Sandhu, the 2021 Miss Universe, was supposed to personally make herself available for the promotions of the film under her contract with Santosh Entertainment Studios LLP, but declined to give a date for the same. Sandhu did not immediately comment on Singh's allegations.
The producer said, "I gave her a chance when she was not Miss Universe. I have spent a huge amount on this film. It is not a small budget film." He claimed that the film was to release on May 27, but due to Harnaaz, he had to postpone the release till August 19. Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe last December at an event held in Israel. Earlier only two Indians – Sushmita Sen (1994) and Lara Dutta (2000) won the Miss Universe title.