Talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput who signed Shuddh Desi Romance with Yash Raj Films, was signed on for two more projects by the banner. We later saw him in YRF’s mystery thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, where he played an intense role.
Sushant was also signed for Shekhar Kapur’s directorial Paani, to be produced by the banner. However, latest reports confirm that YRF is no longer producing Paani.
This has left Sushant feeling betrayed, as he left director Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram-Leela for Shekhar’s film. Also, if rumours are to be believed, Aditya Chopra had promised Befikre to Sushant. A source said, “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.”
“Sushant is no longer a part of our talent team. We wish him all the best in future endeavours,” an YRF spokesperson said.