There were rumours that Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon were to pair up for the first time in Dinesh Vijan’s next. However, the latest reports suggest that the film is currently on hold.
“Shahid was not happy with the final draft and has asked for changes, especially in the climax, which he felt was a little precipitous. Dinesh and Amit Joshi (writer and director) have also agreed, and they are now fixing the script for him. As the writing will take some more time, they have collectively decided to postpone the production to the first quarter of next year,” said a source, according to Peeping Moon.
While the script was an issue, it seems Kapoor has also hiked his fee. The source added, “Shahid is demanding a fee much higher than his market value, which has further gone down post the debacle of Jersey. The film is a unique, VFX-heavy story which needs to be mounted on a certain scale. However, Shahid’s high fee will make the film even costlier, which doesn’t seem to be a financially feasible decision given the current scenario of films at the box office. They have asked Shahid to reduce his price and the negotiation is going on as we speak”.
Kapoor is thought to have reallocated his dates for a film with Siddharth Roy Kapur.