Stars go on a rejection spree

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Bol­ly­wood stars don’t seem to like what’s be­ing served to them lately. While ac­tor Ka­reena Kapoor Khan left film­maker Raj Ku­mar Gupta’s film Sec­tion 84, ac­tor Fawad khan re­jected Bat­tle For Bit­tora and Sohail Khan’s up­com­ing film. Ac­tor Alia Bhatt, too, has opted out of Homi Ada­ja­nia’s Raabta.

Big stars walk­ing out of­ten af­fects the film in many ways, says trade an­a­lyst Omar Qureshi. “Many stu­dios don’t even feel the need to read the script af­ter they hear that an A-list ac­tor is in it. So, the ac­tor walk­ing out changes many things. Film­mak­ers of­ten have to tweak the script,” he says.

The most com­monly cited rea­son for bow­ing out is the script — Fawad and Ka­reena be­ing two cases in point. Gupta, how­ever, feels that this is an ex­cuse to make up for fee is­sues or cre­ative dif­fer­ences. “That is the most con­ve­nient route ... it’s as old as cin­ema,” he laughs. For oth­ers such as Alia, it’s date is­sues. “If the ac­tor walks out be­fore the shoot­ing starts, it doesn’t af­fect the film much bar­ring ad­di­tions or sub­trac­tions in bud­get,” says trade an­a­lyst Atul Mo­han.

From top: Alia Bhatt, Ka­reena Kapoor Khan and Fawad Khan have re­cently turned

down films

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