Taapsee Pannu who had four releases — Manmarziyaan, Mulk, Soorma and Dil Juunglee in 2018 was supposed to work in Pati Patni Aur Woh remake, but she has been dropped as the leading actress, that too without being informed.
Taapsee was stunned to learn that she had been dropped from the film at the last minute. She says this is disheartening and she wants an answer for this.
The actress told the tabloid “I was at the narration in November, in the presence of Juno and Abhay (Chopra, the film’s producers). I liked the script and gave it the go-ahead. I was asked to clear my schedule and I complied. Only the clauses remained to be negotiated. But they suddenly vanished.”
Taapsee Pannu replaced from Pati, Patni Aur Woh remake
“I just wish I had known this a little earlier because I would have cleared my schedule (for some other project). I had taken away dates from another film to accommodate the remake. I did it because I was keen on doing the film as Mudassar has contemporised the original story,” she added.
Moreover, when she was asked if she has given a reason for being dropped, she said, “Poor Mudassar also hasn’t been given a reason for it. He was just asked to ‘take someone else’. When I tried to confront the producers, I wasn’t given a proper reason. As much as I have been trying to get some clarity on the matter, they have been putting the conversation off, which is very weird.”
Wonder if her remuneration was a problem and she said, “The money part had not even been discussed for it to be a problem. I assumed that I was the first choice since the director narrated the script to me first. After moving my dates, I think it would have been better if I was informed about the development instead of finding out about it from others. I deserve an answer. This is disheartening. I wish such a thing never happens to another actor,” she rues, reiterating that it is “a good part, so good luck to whoever is going to do it”.
Taking it as a learning lesson, she concluded saying, “I am going to be careful about signing films before celebrating a good script. This has been an eye-opener.”