JP Dutta whose specialty is war-based flicks including the iconic Border is set to tell another war story through Paltan.
The film was firstly going to star Abhishek Bachchan along with Suniel Shetty, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Pulkit Samrat, Siddhanth Kapoor, Gurmeet Chaudhary, Jimmy Sheirgill, Jackie Shroff and Luv Sinha.
But, in a shocking turn of events, Abhishek backed out of the project.
Speaking about the same was Dutta’s daughter Nidhi Dutta who expressed her shock over Abhishek’s unexpected departure from the film. Nidhi had disclosed, “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. But we also believe that; especially in the movies we make, it’s the soldiers sitting up there that choose who will play them and recreate their lives on screen. Nevertheless, we wish him luck in his future endeavours. We are already in Ladakh filming with our entire cast and crew and Army personnel. We will announce the actor who is replacing Abhishek in the film soon.”
Now, Harshvardhan Rane, who made his Bollywood debut with Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) will be replacing Abhishek in Paltan.
Authenticating the news is Nidhi who disclosed, “Yes, we have signed Harshvardhan Rane for Paltan but it’s too early to divulge anything about the movie or his role.”
Produced by JP Films, Paltan is slated for a summer 2018 release.