Sushant Singh Rajput and his fans were jumping with excitement when the makers and producers had announced him as the face of their upcoming espionage thriller R.A.W … Romeo, Akbar, Walter. But, due to reasons that are best known to Sushant, he had opted out of the project.
But now, a source reveals the name of the new lead actor by saying, “The film will now have Abhishek Bachchan playing the lead role. It’s based on true events. The director and producers feel Abhishek is perfect for the slick action-thriller.”
Yes, you read that right! Looks like getting SSR’s film in hand was one of the reasons why he walked out of JP Dutta’s Paltan.
The source revealed as to how he got on board by saying, “Vanessa Walia, Bunty Walia’s wife, is one of the producers of the film. Bunty and Abhishek have known each other for years and are close family friends. So, when he liked the script, he okayed the film immediately.”
Looks like Nepotism at work, doesn’t it?
We hope that AB Jr. has made the best use of this break to work on his acting, else there is only so much that the Bachchan name will be able to do for him.
The source adds, “He has to maintain a particular physique to pull off the combative action scenes. Along with that, there are a lot of chase sequences — very stylised and high octane.”
Speaking of him dropping Paltan, the source added, “He never signed the film, they don’t even have proof. He just verbally offered Abhishek the film and he asked for a script narration, which never happened because Dutta is old-fashioned and doesn’t have a proper script per se. That’s when he decided to do RAW over Paltan.”
Well, hope for the best!
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