Apparently, Pandit Bhagwat Guruji got Genelia married to co-star John Abraham while they were shooting for Nishikant Kamat’s Force. He says he forgot the camera was rolling and read out the actual wedding mantras while the pair was shooting a wedding scene! Now, the pandit has parked himself at producer Vipul Shah’s office demanding to meet with Genelia to explain the situation.
A source reveals, “There’s a scene in Force where the lead pair get married. Instead of a junior artiste, they called a real pandit for the scene.” Following the reports of Riteish and Genelia planning marriage, Bhagwat landed up at the producer’s office to register a complaint. “He insisted that she couldn’t get married as she was already married to John!”
Pandit Bhagwat says he was asked to perform the rituals authentically by director Nishikant Kamat. “John and Genelia are husband and wife,” he says, adding, “I need to make them understand that I have pronounced the mantras one does at a real wedding. Everything from wearing a mangalsutra, to exchanging garlands and taking the saat pheras has been done.”
Producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah says, “The pandit is now mad at us for getting him involved in this scene. He’s treating it like a real wedding, but I want to make him understand that that’s not the case. In my entire career, I’ve never experienced anything of this sort.