Bollywood Actress Washed Up After Her Actors Get Cut From Film
By Martin McRobotface
NEW DELHI—Ruling that the film had no financial value, a Bombay High Court judge ordered Mumbai-based actress Shabnam Baloch and her three actors to pay R10 million to the Indian government for the right to appear in the film The Great Bummer. "If you've got to pay them, you've got to pay them," said Bollywood scholar Kalyan Singh, who noted that the court had failed to prove that Baloch's performance in the film was sufficient to warrant her financial contribution. "This ruling is a victory for the Indian government, whose rights to use the film rights expired a few weeks ago." Baloch and her three actors are scheduled to appear in a separate court case in May.