Actor Shahid Kapoor has just wrapped the shoot for Jersey and was on his way to start work on Yoddha which is being helmed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar. However, Filmfare is now reporting that the actor has walked out of the project due to creative differences.
Shahid Kapoor was reportedly unhappy with the script and his inputs on it were being seen as arrogance by the team.
“Shahid and the team were having a lot of creative differences over the script. Many feel that Shahid has become extremely brash and arrogant after the success of Kabir Singh. He is currently very picky about what he wants to do. Plus, he had not signed on the dotted line, which is also why KJo could not make the official announcement about the same. It’s almost certain that he’s no longer doing the film anymore. Now, it needs to be seen if Karan and Shashank get back to convincing him and adhere to his demands or they look for a new actor to star in the film,” Filmfare quotes a source as having told an online portal.
Yoddha was going to be a Shahid Kapoor starrer and he was going to be paired opposite Disha Patani. According to Filmfare, Khaitan’s film Mr Lele starring Varun Dhawan was also put on the back burner because the actor decided to not do the film.
Dhawan is set to star in the upcoming Coolie No 1 remake with Sara Ali Khan. The original film starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles. While the film was a success at that time, many have suggested that the movie has a problematic storyline but Khan has defended the plot and said that the remake should be viewed with an “open mind”.