Back in 2021, Bhushan Kumar had announced a collaboration with Pankaj Parashar starring Shraddha Kapoor titled Chaalbaaz In London. The team had already started working on this project but however, we have exclusively learned that the action-comedy has now officially been put on hold.
A source close to the development revealed, “Blame the pandemic for it. Right now, there is too much uncertainty about the future of mid-sized films and a lot of projects have gone back to the drawing board. While every stakeholder is excited about Chaalbaaz in London, it’s not financially feasible to commence shoot for the film given the times that we are in. The revenue models from theatrical are varied depending on covid scenario, whereas OTT platforms too won’t offer big amount to a masala film like Chaalbaaz in London.”
“It might be revisited once scenario is better as the team has a script in place. Even the music album was locked, with some recreated tracks of Sridevi’s classic,” the source added.
“While Shraddha was to spearhead the project, the script required two actors to play her love interest in the film. However, they were unable to find the ideal fit for the same. It’s a culmination of all the factors that has resulted in the film being put on hold,” the source concluded.