Director Prem Raj whose Parisian love story Ishkq in Paris produced by Preity Zinta ran into rough weather because of his ill-health among other problems is very hurt to read that she has cut herself off from him and the project and denies the rumours.
Says Prem emotionally: "That is so hurtful, mean and damaging. Ishkq In Paris is as much Preity's baby as mine. She is very much in touch with me. We've no problems with one another at all. This story is very saddening."
It looks like the clouds have finally lifted from Prem Raj's second directorial venture, with Ishkq In Paris ready for release in May. The beleaguered project which is Preity Zinta's first production was initially scheduled for release in September 2012 on the same Friday as Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish.
But then Prem Raj fell seriously ill and had to leave for London for remedial surgery. Healed and recovered, he recently returned to Mumbai only to have Preity being faced with interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate.
However, now with Prem back in Mumbai and having finished all the post-production work on Ishkq In Paris, the film is all set for a May release.
Says Prem: "I am now in Mumbai. Preity seems to be working on the film's release date. I think most probably it's going to release in May."