Upen loses his cool, tears up his costumes

Mumbai, Feb 9 In a fit of rage, actor Upen Patel ripped apart the shirt provided to him as part of his costume for the comedy 'Money Hai To Honey Hai' while shooting in Mauritius.

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Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) In a fit of rage, actor Upen Patel ripped apart the shirt provided to him as part of his costume for the comedy 'Money Hai To Honey Hai' while shooting in Mauritius.

Apparently, Upen was so exasperated with the clothes provided to him that he cut the shirt to pieces with scissors. Currently busy establishing himself as a reliable actor, Upen did not deny the story.<a href=Upen Patel" src="http://www1.india-forums.com/bollywood/images/uploads/upen_patel_big.jpg" align="right" border="" hspace="5" vspace="5">

He told IANS: 'You tell me what is one supposed to do when one is working with actors of the calibre of Govinda and Manoj Bajpai? Focus on getting my acting right or taking care of my external trappings like clothes and makeup?

'I wanted the people chosen to take care of my clothes to do their job while I did mine. Unfortunately, these two new people (name not revealed for obvious reasons) kept offering clothes that didn't gel with my character. They'd bring five T-shirts and 10 pair of jeans picked up from the pavements and would want me to choose. Is this the way to build up the character?'

Produced by Kumar Mangat">Kumar Mangat, the film also stars Aftab Shivdasani, Kim Sharma, Celina Jaitley and Hansika Motwani.

Upen says he doesn't have a temper problem.

'I certainly didn't throw a fit without reason, but there's just so much a person take before losing his cool. One day, these costume designers asked me to show my body in my clothes. The next day, they wanted me shirtless for no reason,' he said.

'I strongly believe that clothes play a big part in establishing a graph and lend continuity to characters. You can't put me in any thing just because I've a good body. Sorry, I won't flaunt my physique for no rhyme or reason,' Upen hit out.

Upen gives full marks to his designers for dressing him up decently.

'When my friend Manish Malhotra or Narendra Kumar do my clothes, we sit and discuss my look and decide on the clothes accordingly. But during 'Money Hai To Honey Hai', the clothes were a bit too casual for me. Yes, I did lose my cool. Though I'm not proud of it, I am not apologetic about it either because it was done under provocation.'

The deadlock between the designing duo and Upen ended with producer Kumar Mangat">Kumar Mangat agreeing to let another designer of the actor's choice being flown into Mauritius to design his clothes.


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  • Posted on: 09 February 2008 at 1:44pmphadukaran

    he thinks he is Hrithik Roshan

    he has loads of attitude and is really snobby.. he came to the show in New York, and he wanted two body guards and several entertainers around him to amuse him and entertain him while he waited to go on stage... i mean are you suppose to be rehearsing and not sitting in A.C. room and getting entertained... and not to mention, he walked in to the dressing room where girls were changing and didn't even apologize, so much for his professionalism...

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