Irrfan Khan might still star in Bullet Raja: UPDATE
We heard that the Force actor was going to replace the Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns star in Bullet Raja. But now it looks like that’s not going to happen
As per some strong rumours doing the industry rounds, Irrfan was out of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next, but when the talented actor heard the news, he clarified it point blank – “There are date problems. But both Tigmanshu and I are trying to work it out. It would be wrong to say I am not doing Bullet Raja,” said Irrfan who’s willing to shift dates of his home production to accommodate Bullet Raja.”
Remember we first told you about Tigmanshu Dhulia roping in his favourite Irrfan Khan to play a baddie in the Saif Ali Khan starrer Bullet Raja? We also told you that Irrfan, who plays a pivotal role in the film, will appear only in the final sequences. But now we hear that the successful actor-director duo of Tigmanshu and Irrfan will not be able to continue their successful association in Bullet Raja as Irrfan has opted out of the film. Reason? Irrfan’s dates were clashing with an international (equally promising) project that he had already committed for and there’s no way he could have adjusted his date diary to star in Dhulia’s action flick.
Well, Irrfan is not to be blamed. It’s learnt that the Lucknow schedule of Bullet Raja got delayed due to the post-production of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns and later Tigmanshu got busy with the movie’s promotions. But we couldn’t stop mulling over the filmmaker’s decision to cast one film old Vidyut Jamwal in place of Irrfan. We know Vidyut earned brownie points for his villainous act in Vipul Shah’s Force and is awaiting the release of Commando, but still there can’t be any comparison whatsoever between him and Irrfan. Maybe Tigmanshu has decided to alter the script to some extent so that the hunk actor can take on Saif in the film. Wethinks its Tigmanshu’s loss!
First Published: 6.38 PM IST 03.12.2013