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Not Sushant Singh Rajput but this actor was first choice of Shekhar Kapur for his shelved film Paani

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 July 2020, 13:40 IST

Its been over a month ever since Sushant Singh Rajput died of suicide, however, the news around him doesn’t seem to stop. People have been digging out the old interviews, his hilarious video and are posting it on their social media pages in late actor’s remembrance. Along with all these people also dug out a list of movies Sushant was supposed to work on however due to some reason they all couldn’t see the broad daylight.

Among the list of movies, Shekhar Kapur’s ambitious project Paani has been grabbing eyeballs every now and then. Recently, a news is doing rounds all entertainment portals that Sushant was not the filmmaker’s first choice. Yes, you read it right, as per Koi Moi, Shekhar wrote the film keeping in mind mega-star Hrithik Roshan.

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It was said that he was almost on the board however, as the time went by the actor backed down from the project. In an interview with India Today, Shekhar told that the character he described in the script was completely Hrithik. Characters’ manner, inner world, conflicts all were Hrithik. Not just this whenever Shekhar would sit down with AR Rahman for the songs for the film he would ask Rahman to imagine Hrithik and then make the songs.

Why Hrithik Roshan backed-out?

During the conversation, Shekhar told the portal that since he got involved in Hollywood and other projects he grew apart from his passion Paani. Also, not just his script kept evolving and changing, in fact, Hrithik too changed to what he is today. “The Super Hero. The man who is the protector, the man who can take on the world single-handedly. The man who knows he can take on the world singlehandedly. Hrithik evolved into Krish. And I realized I had left it too late…So while I lost the chance to cast Hrithik in Paani, I hope that he would still agree to be in one of my next films.”

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And this is how this project landed up in the hands of Sushant Singh Rajput, in 2013, for which he trained himself for almost 11 months, however, suddenly YRF backed out from the project and the film got shelved. Recently, Shekar took to his twitter handle and said that one day he will surely make Paani and would dedicate it to Sushant.

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First published: 23 July 2020, 13:40 IST