It is known that Master Chef makers sacked Milky Beauty Tamannaah from the show and roped in Anasuya Bharadwaj. They felt that Tamannaah ‘s presence did not help in increasing the TRPs. In the midst of all this war of words occurred between Tamannaah and Master Chief makers.
While Tamannaah slapped legal notice and her lawyer accused the makers saying “Due to the non-payment of dues on MasterChef Telugu and unprofessional conduct by the production house Innovative Film Academy, Tamannaah Bhatia is being forced to take legal action. Despite the continuous non-payment and unprofessional approach, she cancelled other commitments and was determined to complete the entire project. However, since the production house has overnight stopped communication with her, she is now forced to consider filing a legal suit against them.”
The makers responded back saying “IFA has paid Tamannaah a total amount of Rs 1.56 Crores for sixteen days of the shoot that are done. The full shoot schedule was supposed to be completed between June 24 th and September but it is still not finished, owing to her other commitments. Due to the enormous delay by the artist, this has resulted in a loss of more than Rs 5 crores for the production house towards a huge standing cost of 300+ crew. The balance amount of Rs 50 lakhs was supposed to be released, as per the agreement, after the completion of the two days of shoot for the finale which is still not shot. Despite Tamannaah not furnishing her availability for the finale shoot, IFA has always maintained they will still pay her for those days once she comes and shoots the finale.”
They continued saying “At this juncture, Tamannaah has demanded advance payment for second season association as well in order to complete the finale shoot of the first season, which is shocking to us as we have not prepared for it. As per the agreed terms, any difference should be dealt with by arbitration but Tamannah took it to the media recently. As a responsible organisation we have taken the legal step on his subject.”