Varun Dhawan starrer Mr Lele’s director Shashank Khaitan has asked people to be aware about fake calls asking to cast in the film. The Writer-director said the film is not happening at present.
He took to his social media handle to share a message warning people about the casting scam. He wrote on Instagram, “Please be aware of all such people claiming to be from Dharma Productions. ‘Mr Lele’ is not happening right now. We are not casting for it. Please do not get scammed by such frauds. Please take care. Be safe.”
In the note, he said: “URGENT– I have received many messages and emails from actors that someone, going by the name Nitesh Sharma Casting, is claiming to be a casting director for Dharma Productions and the film Mr Lele. He is asking for money for auditions and other favours. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FALSE… No one by this name works for Dharma. Also, we are not casting for Mr Lele, as the film is not happening at present.”
Earlier in March the film got postponed indefinitely because of Varun’s mismatching schedules.
Shashank then wrote an update, “Hi Guys, here is an update on Mr. Lele. Karan, Varun and I have mutually decided to postpone the shooting of the film. It’s a script we all love and am sure will revisit soon. But scheduling the film was turning out to be very tough, as the film has a solid ensemble cast and the dates were just not falling into place. I am very sure Varun and I will collaborate soon, either on Mr. Lele itself or on something new, as collaborating with him has always been the most joyful and fulfilling experience in my life.”
Which was later retweeted by Varun and he wrote, “No one asks you when you left for the journey but only about when you arrive. Soon.”
The actor director had worked in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017).