Industry sources claim the actress was deliberately not included in the plan on the insistence of filmmaker Sajid Khan, who was hosting the show that night. Reason?

Sajid, who was in a relationship with Jacky for three years, was apparently in no mood to come face-to-face with his ex-flame before a live audience.

Says a source, "As per the initial discussion, Jacqueline was to supposed to promote the film along with the film's heroes, Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat. However, when Sajid found out her scheduled visit to the set, he requested the channel authorities to exclude her from the plan."

The source adds that the filmmaker also suffered a back ache due to the hectic shooting schedule. Sajid Khan, however, laughs off the buzz, saying: "Not true at all. Have you seen Jacqueline anywhere in any promotions of 'Bangistaan'? So why single out this show? Your news is wrong and no, my back didn't hurt."

The film's spokesperson also denies the story saying, "From the time we spoke to our channel partners, we had clearly communicated that Jacqueline wouldn't be part of any on-ground or on-air promotions and had discussed only Ritesh and Pulkit being part of Comedy Nights."

'Comedy Nights With Kapil' is currently being hosted by different Bollywood personalities as the original host, Kapil Sharma, is nursing a back injury. Before Sajid, Arshad Warsi hosted one episode of the sketch comedy show.



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