Filmmaker Aanand L Rai and Kartik Aaryan have been in the news circle from the past couple of days. Rumours of Kartik Aaryan being ousted from Aanand L Rai’s film and being replaced by Ayushmann Khurrana were making the rounds on social media. But now, the director has made all clarifications.
Aanand L Rai in a statement to ETimes said that there was no film signed by Kartik and that all the rumours are totally baseless. It was speculated that the director had planned the Hindi remake of the Tamil film, Kalayana Samayal Saadam, with the actor. But now, the director has issued a clarification on the same.
The director told Etimes, “There was no such film signed by Kartik, all these reports are baseless. There are so many actors who come to meet me, but that does not mean that he or she has been signed for my film.”
The rumours started after Kartik was spotted outside the director’s Mumbai office, last month.
The filmmaker’s team has also clarified that they are in talks with Ayushmann Khurrana for a totally different film. “These are baseless rumours. We’ve met Kartik for a different film and we are still talking. We have taken another film altogether to Ayushmann and this is a complete mix-up,” the spokesperson for Colour Yellow said in a statement.
Ayushmann and Aanand L Rai have earlier collaborated for Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.
Aanand’s statement comes in a month after Karan Johar issued a statement confirming that Kartik Aaryan is not part of Dostana 2 and that they will soon re-cast another actor for the lead role.