By Subhash K. Jha, Dec 16, 2015 – 10:48 hrs IST
Shekhar Kapoor did it again. Came THIS close to directing a film and then moving away. Paani is a project that everyone was excited about. Producer Aditya Chopra had innumerable brainstorming session with Shekhar about the look for a futuristic Romeo & Juliet saga when water was going to be the most precious commodity on earth.
Sushant Singh Rajput spent one whole year preparing for the part, and then to be told that the film wasn’t happening…
A source reveals, “It wasn’t easy for Aditya or Sushant. Aditya took a painful decision to call off Paanibecause the project wasn’t getting anywhere. And for Sushant to quietly accept that decision meant writing off a whole year of his hard work. Added to his woes is the fact that another whole year went into preparing for Dibakar Bannerjee’s Byomkesh Bakshi which finally flopped. The young actor was understandably miffed.”
Says a source close to Sushant, “He had a 3-film contract with Yash Raj. Now, he is better off on his own.”