“The fact that Karan dropped Kartik seems to have influenced others. So, this could be the third instance where Kartik maybe losing out on getting to work with an established filmmaker like Aanand.” quoted the source.
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Apparently, Aaryan is not even aware that the makers have already replaced him with another actor.
“Aanand is now considering Ayushmann Khurrana for this film with who he had earlier collaborated on Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017) and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020), so it’s not a surprise if he may have readily come on board,” the source reveals.
The film maker Aanand L Rai clarified, “As a production house, we work on several scripts and pitch it to actors, that’s the process. Actors keep meeting you, you keep telling them what you are working on, they express their desire to collaborate. And then, depending upon the subject, you decide if you should approach them. But that doesn’t mean you have signed them.” When asked further if Ayushmann Khurrana has come on board, without confirming if it’s for the same project, the filmmaker said, “I have a story, which we would soon make with Ayushmann.”
The actor has Anees Bazmee’s Bhool Bhulaiyya 2, Lukka Chippi sequel and Ram Madhvani’s Dhamaka in pipeline, that are slated to release this year.