All this while we've been hearing Hrithik talk about how much he loved the script of 'Paani', Shekhar Kapur's ambitious yet much-delayed film. And suddenly, he's NOWHERE in the picture!
The buzz is that Hrithik is no longer associated with the film and no one knows why. Suddenly Yash Raj Films (producers of the project) are casting for 'Paani' all over again! Apparently, their second choice was Ranbir Kapoor but that seems to have fizzled as well. The latest is that they are now deliberating over Ranveer Singh and Sushant Singh Rajput.
But here again, there's uncertainty. While Ranveer Singh is YRF's blue-eyed boy, it appears that he might not get this coveted project. The reason: he's too busy with other assignments including YRF's 'Gunday'. All eyes at the production house seem to be focused on Sushant. At least Aditya Chopra's definitely are. A source from YRF tells us, "Adi is keen that Sushant play the role, especially since Ranveer is fairly busy with his other assignments. He also feels that taking Sushant on board will add certain freshness to the project."
We guess Sushant must really be thanking director Abhishek Kapoor for giving him the kind of exposure in 'Kai Po Che' that got him noticed by YRF!