Sushant Singh Rajput’s tiff with Aditya Chopra is getting uglier. Initially when he made his Bollywood debut with Shuddh Desi Romance under the banner of Yash Raj films, he was signed for two other films under the same banner. But because of that, the actor lost out on a couple of good films in Bollywood. Not just that, he signed Paani and was all set to star as the lead actor in the movie, at the last moment Yash Raj backed out of the contract and that led to a major disappointment for Sushant. And now that Sushant has finally come out in open to speak about Befikre, he has made it very evident that he is not gonna let go of this anytime soon.
For all those who don’t know, the actor was offered Befikre first but the Aditya chose Ranveer Singh over him. However, in an interview with Hindustan Times, SSR went on to say that he was never offered Befikre and had he been offered the film, he’d have never chosen to do it. (ALSO READ: Sushant Singh Rajput says Ranveer Singh’s Befikre didn’t represent new-age romance as it claimed)
So here’s taking a look at the timeline of how Aditya Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput turned from friends to foes..
The big blow!
Rajput’s next film after Shuddh Desi Romance was YRF’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, that had him play the titular role. All was well and his third film with the banner was supposed to be Paani directed by Shekhar Kapur. In fact, Sushant opted out of his Kai Po Che director Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor, to be a part of Paani. But, YRF decided to back out and not produce the film. This was a BIG blow. After signing the contract, Sushant never expected Yash Raj to back out. He was left with no option but to accept their decision.
Sushant was even offered to play the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela but because with YRF, he had to simply say no to SLB.
Ankita Lokhande was supposed to be making her Bollywood debut with Salman Khan’s Sultan. She had even auditioned for the role but somehow she didn’t get selected. Back then she was dating Sushant and if rumours are to be believed, Aditya didn’t cast her in the movie because he had had a fallout with Sushant.
The last straw..
It was losing Befikre to Ranveer that got his goat. Says an insider, “Adi had promised Sushant Befikre and then gave it to Ranveer without informing the SDR actor. This upset him and he has decided not to associate with YRF anymore.” A spokesperson for YRF said, “Sushant is no longer a part of our talent team. We wish him all the best in future endeavours.”