Aamir Khan, who was gearing up for the Rajneesh Osho biopic, produced by Karan Johar, directed by Shakun Batra and also starring Alia Bhatt, may have backed out of this ambitious project. This wasn’t going to be made into a full-fledged Hindi film but as a Netflix mini-series. However, the debacle of Thugs Of Hindostan has made the actor wary of his choices and now he has become more selective than he was before. The reason behind his sudden walkout has been revealed by a source.
It has said, “The actor who earlier had greenlighted the project on a verbal note distanced himself after Netflix couldn’t agree to his demand. Apparently, Aamir asked for a price so high that it scared off the streaming giant. The discussions are still on but Aamir is not willing to budge on his quoted price which has left Netflix with no option but to let go Aamir out of the series. However, Aamir’s outlet has not affected the project which is still under the scripting stage.”
The source continued, “Netflix has asked the director to complete the script anyway and approach a different actor to take the lead. Alia Bhatt, who was being considered for the role of Osho’s most notorious secretary, is still in talks and hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet.”
Director Shakun Batra too, spoke about the project and said, “It is a very ambitious project and it will need time and efforts and energy and right kind of infrastructure and people to fall in place. For me, it is a subject that is close to me. I hope whenever it happens, it happens at the right time. But whatever he (Osho) spoke about, whatever he said, was timeless. It has to come up.”
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