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“Sushant Opted Out Of Half Girlfriend,” Clarifies Director Mohit Suri



A fresh round of  uproar has been created  around the  supposed controversy in the casting  of  the  2017 rom-com  Half Girlfriend , the Chetan Bhagat  authored  adaptation  about a  Bihari youngster’s  affair with a sophisticated Delhite.

While Shradha Kapoor was  the  one  and only  choice  for  the  female lead,  it has now been divulged that Sushant Singh Rajput, who is from Bihar,  was  the  first choice for  the role of  the Bihari  hero. The role  finally went to  Arjun Kapoor

 Then  what  happened?  Was he “pushed  out” of  the project , as his angry fans seem to think?

“No, not true at all,” says  the Half Girlfriend director Mohit Suri. “We  didn’t ask him  to leave, he left  Half Girlfriend. He  chose another  film  over  ours. We  left  Half Girlfriend. We respected his decision and we  moved on.”

This is  not  the first film  that Sushant  left voluntarily for  another project. Sushant  gave two years  of his (brief) life to Shekhar Kapur’s (shelved)  Paani and gave up  Sanjay Leela  Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.

Incidentally  the  film that Sushant gave  up Half Girlfriend for was  Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta.

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