It's not news that Anees Bazmi's film titled Benaam (now called Naam starring Ajay Devgan, Sameera Reddy and Bhumika Chawla) has been lying on the shelves for quite a few years. But little do people know that the movie has been shot completely and that producer, Dinesh Patel, has no money left for the post-production.
In the past, Patel had given a break to actor Ajay Devgan in Phool Aur Kaante. So, in order to help the producer who had once-upon-a-time given him a break, Ajay Devgan requested good friend, Anees Bazmi to come to Dinesh's rescue, and now, after so many years after the movie has been shot, the film is being worked on once again. And for free!
Director Anees Bazmi confirmed the news saying, "It's true that the technicians including the dubbing, background music and the sound effects guys, assistants, Ajay Devgan and I are working without being paid money because the producer doesn't have money. We'll get it later on when the movie releases." Bazmi also reveals, "We got 12% of the remuneration that we were supposed to get when we agreed to work on this movie. But now, we just want the movie to be released because so much effort has been put into this."
Patel says, "Yes, it's true that Ajay, Aneez, all the artistes and the technicians are working for free for me. When the film releases, I'll pay them."
People are making an extra effort to complete the film and for that, they are also getting rid of anything that's obviously negative.
Apparently, the film's name has been changed from Benaam to Naam because, "Lots of people thought Benaam is a very negative title, so I suggested we remove the 'Be' from the title. But I don't know what difference it makes because in spite of having a negative title, my movie No Entry still did well," ends Bazmi.