The BJP Human Resources and Development minister, who was initially going to be a part of the venture, has now called it quits. Reason? Read on to find out!
Before Smriti Irani became a political figure and the current HRD minster from the BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party), she was well known for her stint as Tulsi in Star Plus’ hit show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. The actress reportedly was roped in by producer Bhushan Kumar in 2013 for his film All Is Well starring Abhishek Bachchan and Asin. Post the same, Smriti was elected as a minister in this year’s Lok Sabha elections and hasn’t been able to dedicate her time to the film ever since.Reports suggest that Smriti has been trying hard to work her way through the schedule of the film, but hasn’t succeeded in doing so because of her cabinet work. The same has resulted in her calling it quits with the producer and the film.
The HRD minister revealed the details to a portal saying,” It is really sad but I had to take this decision of opting out of the project as I have a larger role to play and have a duty towards our nation. The nation has expectations from me and this Government, which I will fulfil. The people of India have put their faith in us and I will not let them down."
She further added saying,” "I understand the team has to make accommodations due to my departure and for that I am extremely grateful to them. I tried to rework my schedule and shoot every weekend which my co-stars graciously agreed to as well, but for logistical reasons that did not materialize. Given the circumstances, Mr. Bhushan graciously let me bow out.”
Happy New Year actor Abhishek Bachchan, on the other hand, opened up about Smriti’s exit to the entertainment portal and said,” Smriti Irani is a wonderful actress but her role as the minister of Human Resource Development is definitely the most important and must be prioritized above all else. When Bhushan Kumar and the team of All Is Well informed me of their decision, I was happy to rework my dates and reshoot the portions required in the best interests of the film.”
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