Troubles seem to be far from over for Sara Ali Khan. After the director of her debut film Kedarnath, Abhishek Kapoor and producer Prerna Arora parted ways, reports have been doing the rounds that the project has been shelved. While Abhishek Kapoor aka Gattu assured that the movie is on track and the second schedule has already commenced, the reasons cited by the Fitoor maker for his fallout with KriArj Entertainment were financial interferences and lack of transparency. KriArj Entertainment, founded and headed by Prernaa Arora, contested that the “unprofessional” and “disorganized” handling of the production by Abhishek’s company was the real reason for the severing of ties. However, as per a leading daily, the filmmaker has been foul-mouthing other biggies including Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, and Rohit Shetty.
According to a report in DNA, Abhishek Kapoor and KriArj Entertainment first locked horns when Prernaa Arora suggested that Kedarnath should not release on December 21, 2018 in order to avoid a clash with Shah Rukh Khan Zero. This did not go down well with Kapoor. “Her suggestion hurt Gattu’s ego. So, he tweeted that Kedarnath would release with Zero, even after Prernaa had officially announced that the film would come on a different date,” DNA quoted a source as saying. But that isn’t all about it. Gattu sent out text messages to people, and spoke ill of Shah Rukh. The daily quoted a source who was also one of those who received the messages, as saying, “Right before the Zero teaser was released on January 1, Gattu sent out a text saying he had watched the teaser and the song and felt SRK looked like an alien in it. He has been ridiculing the actor and his look as a dwarf ever since. He is confident that his film will be better than Zero.”
Cut to Dhadak. 2018 will be witness to two of the most promising female debutants in the form of Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor. While Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter shall make her debut with Kedarnath, Karan Johar’s Dhadak will be Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor’s first on-screen appearance. Naturally, bets are being placed on who shall take away the Best Debutant trophy! For those living under a rock, it was alleged that Karan Johar’s project would serve as Sara’s launchpad. While that didn’t take off, Dhadak, a Hindi remake of Marathi superhit movie Sairat shall arrive in cinemas before Kedarnath. When the first look of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter starrer was released, Abhishek mocked the poster and texted out saying the same, reports DNA. “He sent a few texts saying he feels it’s a rehash of a South film. He also said that the posters lacked steam. Hence, he didn’t consider Janhvi as a threat to Sara,” a source quoted by the daily claims.
After talking ill about Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan, Gattu didn’t spare Rohit Shetty either. While Kedarnath releases on December 21, a week later shall arrive Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh’s first 70 mm collaboration – Simmba. Given the fact that Ranveer has only been seen in historical dramas lately, fans are excited to see their superstar in a rather masala entertainer, add to that Shetty’s magic tricks, aren’t we all expecting a blockbuster? But Abhishek Kapoor feels Simmba will be delayed. “He is extremely sure that Rohit won’t be able to wrap up Simmba in time and it won’t hit theatres on the decided date,” a source was quoted by DNA.
It yet remains to be seen if Abhishek Kapoor has actually made these comments or not. With Kedarnath in the eye of the storm, we wonder what the movie’s fate looks like.