It was previously reported that filmmaker Jagan Shakti’s Hindi version of the 2020 Malayalam action-thriller Ayyappanum Koshiyum, starring John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor, has been put on hold due to scheduling conflicts, and there is no word on when they will begin filming. The director of Mission Mangal had also confirmed the fact. While the filming timeline stays unchanged, there may be some changes in the cast of this future film, which John will produce.
It is now known that Arjun Kapoor has withdrawn from the film, and the producers are in talks with Abhishek Bachchan to play Prithviraj Sukumaran in the remake. Junior Bachchan was also contacted for the part at one point.
“Makers have reached out to Abhishek to step in again, and are keen to cast him for the role. The talks are in an advanced stage, however, the signing formalities are yet to be done. Once everything is finalised, they will relook at everyone’s dates and then zero in on a shooting schedule,” informs a source to Pinkvilla.