We have heard of the fake news menace around the country but this has now reached Bollywood’s shores too! Recently, Ayushmann Khurrana was a victim of a fake film announcement. A film was announced with him as a lead without even him knowing anything about it!
Thankfully he raised an alarm immediately. According to DNA, Ayushmann Khurrana was shocked when he accidentally chanced upon an announcement that claimed he was on board to play the lead in a film. He also noticed that an unknown producer was promoting this movie online and scouting candidates to be cast opposite him. The actor decided to address this issue and set things right.
Ayushmann decided to clear the air immediately. “He was troubled when he realised that someone was using his name to cast actors. So, he put up a post on his social media handle clarifying that he hasn’t signed the movie in question and told people to be alert,” says a source to DNA.
The paper further states that the post by the actor had an immediate effect. The source points out, “After he informed people that he hadn’t signed any such film, the post by the team claiming to make the movie changed. They put up a statement saying, ‘Due to some reason we have changed the male lead role character (Ayushmann Khuranna), we take up new actor for male lead role’ (sic). This is an issue that’s a matter of concern for the industry. People just drop names of celebrated faces and try to cast/start a movie. Such issues should be addressed immediately so that vulnerable people aren’t duped.”