The actress demanded that stars including Gulshan Grover and Om Puri were filmed separately for the sequence in Bin Bulaye Baraati, according to Mid Day.
An actor told the paper: "It was shocking. We had gone for the shoot thinking we'd be filming together.
"The choreographer Ganesh Acharya shook hands with us but when we went to get our make-up done, he had vamoosed. The film's director Chandrakant Singh took over and directed the song."
When asked, Grover added that he did not know the motivation behind the separate shoot.
Bin Bulaye Baraati revolves around a hunt conducted by a criminal overlord and the police for five strangers who have been thrown together on the run.
Sherawat, who was recently at Cannes, has also filmed an item number for the forthcoming Double Dhamal.
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