JP Dutta reacts to Abhishek Bachchan walking out of ‘Paltan’
Filmmaker J P Dutta, who is famous for his war dramas like ‘Border’ and ‘LOC Kargil’, has unveiled the trailer of his next film, ‘Paltan’. The movie is based on the famous Nathu La clash between the Indian army and the Chinese army. It is the untold story of how the brave Indian soldiers warded off the infiltration by the Chinese.
Earlier, Abhishek Bachchan was approached by the makers to be a part of the war drama. Abhishek even gave a nod to the project but to the shock of the makers, he walked out just a few hours before the shoot of the film was to be commenced. Soon a statement was issued by the makers about Abhishek not being a part of the movie.
The statement read as “Abhishek Bachchan is no longer part of Paltan for personal reasons best known to him. It has come as a shock to us as this happened less than 24 hours before our unit left to shoot in Ladakh. We will announce the actor who is replacing Abhishek in the film soon.”
The actor was later replaced by Harshvardhan Rane.
Today at the trailer launch, the entire ‘Paltan’ team was present and interacting with the media. When J P Dutta was asked why Junior Bachchan walked out of the movie, even though he shares a great equation with the filmmaker, Dutta said, “Please talk to the Bachchans as I don’t know what exactly happened and what went wrong.”
There were rumors floating in Bollywood circles that though Junior Bachchan was quite excited to start work, he later heard that Sonu Sood had more screen time than him. Apparently, he was not happy with the idea and spoke to the director about it.
Dutta tried to convince Abhishek that Sonu had more screen time, but it was Abhishek who had a better character written for him. But the next thing he knew was that Abhishek had walked out.
‘Paltan’ also stars Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane, Siddhant Kapoor, Luv Sinha, Esha Gupta and many others. It will hit the cinema halls on September 7, 2018.