Sushant Singh Rajput, apparently turned down the film without even offering an explanation.
According to a source, Badlapur's director Sriram Raghavan was keen on casting Sushant for his upcoming thriller. Raghavan is said to be impressed with Rajput's performance in MS Dhoni biopic. Raghavan approached Sushant to play the lead in his next film. Sushant is said to have expressed interest but later he turned it down. He offered no explanation for his rejection.
The film-maker is said to be upset with this behaviour. Raghavan is said to have approached Ayushman Khurana for the said role and Khurana grabbed it with both hands. According to reports, Ayushman and Tabu have been finalised to play the lead pair.