In his recent interview with journalist Faye D’Souza, director Anurag Kashyap claimed that Sushant Singh Rajput was supposed to play the lead in Hasee Toh Phasee. However, when they reached out to actress Parineeti Chopra for the film, she said that she didn’t want “to work with a television actor”.

“So we explained to her that who Sushant Singh is, he is doing Kai Po Che, he is doing PK and by the time Hasee Toh Phasee comes out, he will not just be a television actor. And she was doing a film called Shuddh Desi Romance and she must have gone and spoken to YRF, they called him and said ‘Why don’t you come and do Shuddh Desi Romance and not do that film?’ And he disappeared on us,” Kashyap added.

Again in 2016, Rajput allegedly ghosted Kashyap again.

“Years later, in 2016, before the release of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Mukesh went to Sushant and said, ‘Anurag has written a script looking for an actor who can play someone based out of Uttar Pradesh.’ Dhoni released, became a success and he never called me back. I was not upset, I moved on, I did Mukkabaaz,” the filmmaker said in an interview to NDTV.