It was earlier announced that Abhishek Bachchan will reunite with JP Dutta, for the latter’s next film Paltan. The filmmaker who launched Abhishek in Refugee, later worked with him in LOC Kargil and Umrao Jaan. However, the film’s official spokesperson now reveals that Abhishek is no longer part of Paltan.
When contacted, producer Nidhi Dutta of JP Films said, “Abhishek Bachchan is no longer part of Paltan for 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.”
The source further adds that the team is already in Ladakh filming with the entire cast and crew and army personnels. “We will announce the actor who is replacing Abhishek in the film soon,” adds Nidhi.
The film also stars Suniel Shetty, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Pulkit Samrat, Siddhanth Kapoor and others.