Sushant Singh Rajput made his Bollywood debut with ‘Kai Po Che’ that was adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’. Later, he was supposed to star in the film adaptation of his novel, ‘Half Girlfriend’. Chetan even tweeted about it in 2015 saying, “So happy to share @itsSSR will play lead in @mohit11481 directed Half Girlfriend. Shooting begins 1Q16.” But later, Sushant got replaced by Arjun.
Post Sushant’s death, there have been many news on nepotism coming up. Today Arjun Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat started trending on Twitter for ‘Half Girlfriend’ as the above tweet surfaced on the internet. Netizens have been slamming Arjun Kapoor. Well, in a 2016 interview to Bollywood Life, Sushant clarified why he opted out of the movie. It was for Dinesh Vijan’s ‘Raabta’.
He said, “I said yes to Dinesh Vijan long before ‘Half Girlfriend’ was even offered to me. And because of a big confusion (again, because of someone else), we were told that we could shoot both films simultaneously. But it wasn’t the case because both directors wanted a particular month. So since I had said yes to Dinesh first, I had to opt-out of Mohit’s film.”
Sushant was also to star in Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Fitoor’, but was replaced by Aditya Roy Kapur. When asked if he had any regret of not doing the film, he said, “No. I don’t have any regrets. This is something I will follow for the rest of my life, the rest of my days that I am working in this industry. If I like the script and give you my word, I won’t ditch you just because I find some other film more exciting and bigger than the film I said yes to.”