It’s been a while since we’ve watched Abhishek Bachchan on the big screen and looks like it is now going to take longer. Abhishek, who was last seen in Housefull 3, recently announced that he would be a part of JP Dutta's Paltan, which he has now called off.
The filmmaker's daughter Nidhi Dutta confirmed the news to Indian Express saying, "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 with 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," she added.
Not so long ago, in June, Jr. Bachchan tweeted a poster of the film, expressing his excitement saying, “"Brother to my left, brother to my right. Together we stand. Together we fight! I'm part of the PALTAN, are you? #jpdutta #JaiHind.” The film also stars, Suniel Shetty, Sonu Sood, Rana Daggubati, Pulkit Samrat, Siddhanth Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Gurmeet Choudhary in lead roles, and is scheduled to release next year.
Incidentally it was JP Dutta with whom Abhishek got his first break in Bollywood, with the film Refugee. We wonder what could be the reason for Abhishek’s last minute withdrawal from the film. Watch this space for what he has to say!